The UNT Special Collections 2016 Research Fellowship Awardee - Hillary Anderson

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The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2016 UNT Special Collections Research Fellowship. Research in special collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history and American studies. We encourage applicants to think creatively about new uses for special collections. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication and the best use of special collections at UNT Libraries.

The UNT Special Collections 2016 Research Fellowship Awardee

Hillary Anderson

Project Title

Radicalizing the South: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 1970s Liberation Movements

Project Description

My doctoral research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in the United States (US) South during the 1970s in the Black Power movement, radical feminism, and gay liberation. This project seeks to locate subaltern voices that add depth, richness, a fresh geography, and complexity to the historical narrative of civil rights in the 1970s.


Hillary Anderson is a PhD candidate in History at Texas A&M University. She received her bachelor’s in Art and History and master’s degree in History from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Before returning for her PhD, she taught junior high and high school for several years, receiving recognition as Teacher of the Year in 2010. She has presented papers on various aspects of LGBT History at the Texas State Historical Association Meeting (2016), and the National Women’s Studies Association Conference (2015), among others. She looks forward to the research the UNT Libraries Fellowship will allow her to do.