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Meet the Faculty

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Tanya Hart

Associate Professor of History

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 102C
Phone: 310-506-6201
E-mail: tanya.hart@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., History, Yale University, 2006
  • M.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • B.A., Liberal Studies, University of Washington, 1996


  • History of the American Peoples
  • History of Women in the US
  • Social History of the US

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • American Historical Association
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives (May 2014-Present)
  • New Faculty General Research Fund grant. University of Kansas. Summer 2007.
  • Beinecke Fellowship. Yale University. Summer 2005.
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute Fellowship. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Summer 2005.
  • Mellon Fellowship. Yale University. Spring 2003.
  • Beinecke Fellowship. Yale University. Summer 2001.

Academic Interests:

  • African American History
  • Femininity and Masculinity in US History
  • History of Public Health and Medicine in the US
  • Motherhood in US History
  • Races and Racism
  • US Immigration and Migration History
  • US Women's History

Selected Works:

  • Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930. New York University Press. Forthcoming, May 1, 2015 (Amazon link).
  • "Can Numbers Lie? Data Collection, Race, and Black and Italian Infant and Maternal Health Care in Early Twentieth Century New York City." Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 37:3 (September 2013).
  • "Constructing Syphilis and Black Motherhood: Maternal Healthcare for Women of African Descent in New York's Columbus Hill, 1915-1930." Women, Gender, and Families of Color, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2013).
  • "Esau's Child." University of Washington Literary Journal Vol. 6 (1996) 87-103.
  • "Buffalo and Billy." Spindrift Vol. 33 (1995) 26-39.