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Jemison, Elizabeth

Jemison, Elizabeth

Assistant Professor (American Religious History)

Office: 220 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-2001

Ph.D., Harvard University

Elizabeth L. Jemison (Ph.D., Harvard) is a scholar of American religious history. She earned an A.B. in Religion at Princeton University and an A.M. and Ph.D. in the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Her research focuses on questions of race and gender in 19th and 20th century American Christianity, and she has particular expertise in African American religious history and the religious history of the American South. She is a member of the 2016-2017 cohort of the Young Scholars in American Religion program. Jemison is writing a book based on her dissertation that examines politics, citizenship, and religion among African American and white Christians in the post-Civil War South. The book is currently titled Southern Redemption: Religion, Race, and Politics from Emancipation to Segregation. The project’s extensive archival research has earned support from the Graduate Society at Harvard University, the Charles Warren Center for American Historical Studies at Harvard University, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, Clemson’s Humanities Advancement Board, and Clemson’s CAAH Faculty Development Research Program. An early piece from this project has appeared in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.