Dr. De Anna ReeseDe Anna Reese

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of Africana Studies 

Office: Social Sciences 125

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:

Learning from History: Contemporary Issues in Black and  Africana Studies,” Co-authored with Malik Simba
Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues
Ed.  Venise Berry, Anita Flemming-Rife, and ayo dayo ( Peter Lang Publishing Inc. 2015)

"Stories Worth Telling: How Kerry Washington Balances Brains, Beauty, and Power in Hollywood,” 
Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women’s Intellect in Film and Television ed. Laura M. D'Amore, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

"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:  “Sapphires Gone Wild: The Politics of Black Women’s Respectability in the Age of the Mean Girl” co-authored with Delia C. Gillis (forthcoming)