Amber Gill

Amber Gill


  • Identity: Gender, Race and Region


  • PhD Student


  • Early U.S. Gender


  • Lecturer, Department of English


I am a first-year history PhD student. My (current) research interest is in nineteenth century U.S. history, specifically how the development of “republican motherhood,” following the Revolution, led to a growth in education for women and how this led to a generation of liberal reformers and a women’s rights movement. Additionally, I am interested in an intellectual history of the period--how divergent ideas of nationalism, citizenship, and of Union played a role in major conflicts and how we might understand the role of women in these contexts.

Academic Career

M.A. English Literature, Mississippi State University, 2020

B.A. Art and Art History, Jacksonville State University, 2010

Teaching Experience

Full time Lecturer, English, Mississippi State University, 2020-present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, Mississippi State University, 2018-2020

Writing Tutor, MSU Writing Center, 2018-2021


Berman Museum of World History, Anniston, Alabama, 2009 & 2010

Conference Participation

Staff, International Narrative Conference, New Orleans, March 2020

Presenter, Mississippi Philological Association Meeting & Conference, Jackson,  2018

Paper presented: “The Solitude and Solidarity of Négritude,” a study of the Francophone Négritude movement of the 1930s, focusing on Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor’s contributions. The study weighs the movement’s aim to unify and cultivate Black consciousness across Africa and its diaspora with the problem of further mythicizing and othering African culture.

Professional Associations

National Women’s History Alliance