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Faculty Profile

Shennette Monique Garrett-Scott

African American Studies Program
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
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304 LONGSTREET HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-2685
Joined UM: August 22, 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
  • CAPITALISM STUDIES
  • HISTORY--20TH CENTURY
  • HISTORY--GENDER
  • SOUTHERN ECONOMIC HISTORY

Brief Bio

Shennette Garrett-Scott is a historian of gender, race, and capitalism. A native Texan, she earned her doctorate in U.S. history from the University of Texas in 2011. Her first book Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia University Press, 2019) is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks they built from the eve of the Civil War to the Great Depression. Black women played essential roles in black communities' efforts to use finance to carve out possibilities within U.S. capitalism and society. Financial institutions and practices represented a terrain upon which black women worked out familial and community strategies to achieve economic and social justice under the Jim Crow system of racial apartheid--even as those same institutions and practices constrained what constituted justice. National Vice Director of the Association of Black Women Historians, she joined the university in 2013 and teaches courses such as "Experiences of Black Mississippians," "Origins of the Jim Crow South" and "Oprah Winfrey, Gender, Race and Power." Her forthcoming projects include "Domesticating Racial Capitalism," about industrial sewing schools during early Reconstruction; Horror Island, about peonage and bootlegging in the Deep South; and Black Empire, about a colony of African American sharecroppers in Mexico during the Porfirian regime.

Degrees

MA
HISTORY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN/ AUSTIN, TEXAS (2006)
PHD
HISTORY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN/ AUSTIN, TEXAS (2011)