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Jill Anderson

Humanities Instruction Librarian    

MS, Information Studies, 2009
University of Texas at Austin

PhD, US History, 2000 (minor: Women's and Gender History)
Rutgers University

MA, US History, 1991 (minor: American Literature)
Vanderbilt University

BA, History, 1988
Carleton College


Communication, African American Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Dr. Jill Anderson provides support for the Communication and African-American 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.

Her research interests include US girls’ creative and intellectual history, US women’s and gender history, and cultural and literary history. She is currently working on a project about Audre Lorde and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s girlhood poetry and literary-critical writing.

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