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Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Dr. Danielle PhillipsOffice HDB 307F
940-898-2746 phone | 940-898-2101 fax


Ph. D., 2010, Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.  

2004, B.A., Comparative Women’s Studies, Spanish minor, magna cum laude, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia.

2000, International Baccalaureate, North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Georgia.

Courses Taught
Graduate:  U.S. Women of Colors; Contemporary Feminist Theories; Black Feminist Thought; Transnational Feminisms; Women at Work: Race, Migrations, and Labors

Research Interests
Critical race feminisms; globalization and transnationalism; nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. women's history; U.S. labor and migration history; diversity issues in higher education; and black feminist thought.


Phillips, Danielle. (2011) "Who Wants to be an 'English' Mother?  Irish and southern African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1865-1935," Volume 2, Issue 1: "Mothering and the Environment: The Natural, The Social, The Built," Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, Demeter Press. 

Phillips, Danielle. (2010) “Moving With the Women: Tracing Racialization, Migration, and Domestic Workers in the Archive,” Signs: The Journal of Women in Culture and Society (recently accepted for publication) 

Phillips, Danielle. “Diversity Issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” (Manuscript in-preparation) 

Book manuscript in preparation 

Phillips, Danielle. In Search of “Good” Mothers: African American and Irish Immigrant Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940 

Museum Resource 

Phillips, Danielle. Global Formations of Race in Close Quarters: Irish immigrant and

African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940.  (Dissertation serves as a companion to the Irish Servants’ Quarters at the Merchant’s House Museum in Manhattan, New York City)

Selected Presentations

“The History of Race and Sexuality,” Lecture, Omega Phi Chi Sorority’s Women’s History Month Program, March 2011. 

“A Shared Colonial and Labor History: Irish and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series, Princeton University, December 2010.

“Too Close for Comfort; Too Close to Ignore: Irish and African American domestic workers in New York, 1880-1940,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, November 2010.     

“Racialization and Motherhood in Domestic Service,” Women’s Studies Symposium, Rutgers University, March 2010.

Selected Fellowships and Honors

Academic Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2004-2008

Committee to Advance Common Purposes Diversity Grant, 2007

Dissertation Research Travel Grant to England, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 2006 

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, 2004          

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