Amber Gill

Amber Gill


  • Identity: Gender, Race and Region


  • PhD Student


  • Early U.S. Gender


  • Lecturer, Department of English


Amber Gill is a third year Ph.D. student concentrating on 19th century U.S. History.  She is especially interested in gendered nationalist rhetoric used by both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Her most recent writing project is a rhetorical analysis of Civil War mother songs/song sheets that center the dynamic of mother and soldier son as comparative to the nation and the citizen. 



·         B.A. in Art, Minor in Art History, Jacksonville State University, AL, May 2010

·         M.A. in English Literature, Mississippi State University, MS, May 2020

·         (In Progress) Ph.D. in History, Mississippi State University, MS


  • Internship, Berman Museum of World History, Anniston, AL, 2009 & 2010
  • Writing Tutor, Mississippi State University Writing Center, 2018-2020
  • Graduate TA, Mississippi State University English Department, 2018-2020
  • Lecturer, Mississippi State University English Department, 2020-2023
  • Instructor I of English Composition and Literature, Mississippi State University, 2023-present


·        Amber Morgan Gill, “The Fabric of Our Nation: A Nineteenth Century Night Shirt Reveals the Complex Value of Material Objects,” Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life, December 2022, the-fabric-of-our-nation/.

·        Review of Dara Rossman Regaignon, Writing Maternity: Medicine, Anxiety, Rhetoric, and Genre. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2021, H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, August 2022.

Guest Lectures

·         Guest Student Speaker, John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Library Fund and Lecture Series, Mississippi State University Libraries, March 2023


·        2023 Marszalek Graduate Student Award


·         Staff, International Narrative Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2020

·         Presenter, Mississippi Philological Association Conference, Jackson, MS, April 2018