Dr. De Anna ReeseDe Anna Reese

Associate Professor & Phi Alpha Theta Advisor

Office: Social Sciences 129B

Email: dreese@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-6358

Ph.D. - University of Missouri-Columbia (2004)
M.A. - University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. - University of California, Riverside


Research/Teaching Interests:

Twentieth Century U.S., African American; Women; Social; Urban History

Select Publications:

"Stories Worth Telling: How Kerry Washington Balances Brains, Beauty, and Power in Hollywood,” in Laura M. D'Amore, ed., Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women’s Intellect in Film and Television (forthcoming, Rowman & Littlefield)

"Annie Turnbo Malone and African American Beauty Culture in the American West," in Cheryl Krasnic and Dan Malleck, eds., Consuming Modernity: Changing Gendered Behaviour And Consumerism before the Baby Boom (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

Review of Priscilla A. Dowden-White, Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949, Journal of Southern History (August 2012)

"St. Louis, 1896-1929," in Cities in American History (CQ Press, 2011)

"Historiography Against History: The Propaganda of History and the
Struggle Over the Hearts and Minds of Black Folk," Co-authored with Malik Simba, Socialism and Democracy 25, 1 (March 2011)

"Domestic Drudges to Dazzling Divas: The Origins of Black Beauty Culture in St. Louis, Missouri, 1900-1930" in LeeAnn Whites, Mary C. Neth, and Gary R. Kremer, eds.,Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2004). 

Courses Offered:

American History from 1877
Historical Research & Writing
Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity in the Progressive Era
American Immigration and Ethnic History
Gendered Perspectives on American Immigration
Graduate Reading Seminar: American Immigration and Ethnic History

Work in Progress:  I am currently writing an essay with my colleague Delia Cook Gillis on the politics of black women’s respectability in the age of the "mean girl”.