MS, Information Studies, 2009
University of Texas at Austin
PhD, US History, 2000 (minor: Women's and Gender History)
Africana Studies; Communication; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Jill Anderson provides support for the Philosophy, Religious Studies, Communication and Africana Studies departments as well as the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her responsibilities include collection building, library instruction, and assisting students, staff, and faculty with research in those subject areas. She is an Associate Professor.
She is interested in creative instruction and primary source literacy (including archival literacy) across the humanities. She also teaches an HON 1000 freshman seminar on primary source literacy, focused on the history of dating in the post-World War II United States. In 2020 Dr. Anderson, along with archivist Kevin Fleming and Language Arts Professor Ewa McGrail, won GSU’s Faculty Instructional Innovation Award.
Her research interests include US girls’ creative and intellectual history, US women’s and gender history, and cultural and literary history. Her current scholarly research focuses on girls’ career fiction from 1930-1970 with particular emphasis on careers in the arts.