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Jemison, Elizabeth

Jemison, Elizabeth

Assistant Professor (American Religious History)

Office: 220 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-2001

Ph.D., Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Jemison (Ph.D., Harvard) is a historian of American religion. Her research centers on questions of race, gender, and politics in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Christianity. Her first book, Christian Citizens: Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in November 2020. Other publications include “Gendering the History of Race and Religion” in the Oxford Handbook on Race and Religion edited by Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul Harvey (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her research has earned support at Clemson from the Humanities Hub, Lightsey Fellowship, and Faculty Development Research and outside of Clemson from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and Harvard’s Charles Warren Center. She was a member of the 2016-2017 cohort of the Young Scholars in American Religion Program. She holds a Ph.D. and A.M. in the Study of Religion from Harvard and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton. Jemison regularly teaches courses on American religion and related topics in Religious Studies, including History of Religion in the United States (REL / HIST 3100), African American Religion (REL 3110), Religious History of the American South (REL 3090, NonLit GenEd), among others. She is an affiliate faculty member for the Pan-African Studies and Women’s Leadership majors. In 2019, she received the Advisor of the Year award from the College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities.