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Fay Yarbrough
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of History
 
e-mail:fyarbrough@rice.edu
 
  • B. A. History and Political Science (1997) Rice University, Houston, TX
  • M.A. History (2000) Emory Univerversity, Atlanta, GA
  • Ph.D. History (2003) Emory University, Atlanta, GA
 
Primary Department
   Department of History
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
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    Research Areas
     19th C. US history, American Indian history, African American history, the Civil War, women and gender, race
     
    Teaching Areas
     19th C. US history, American Indian history, African American history, the Civil War, women and gender
     
    Selected Publications
     Books
     

    Fay A. Yarbrough "Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century." 

     
     Editor of books
     

    Sandra Slater and Fay A. Yarbrough "Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    Yarbrough, Fay A. “’Dis Land Which Jines Dat of Ole Master’s’:  The Meaning of Citizenship for the Choctaw Freedpeople.” In Civil War Wests:  Testing the Limits of the United States, edited by Adam Arenson and Andrew R. Graybill, 224-241.  Oakland:  University of California Press, 2015.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Yarbrough, Fay A.  Review of When the Wolf Came:  The Civil War and the Indian Territory, Mary Jane Warde. Kansas History 37, no. 4 (Winter 2014/2015):  260.

     
     

    Fay A. Yarbrough "Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South by Barbara Krauthamer." Journal of Southern History, 80 (November 2014) : 958-959.

     
     

    Fay A. Yarbrough "We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835 by Katy Simpson Smith." Journal of the Early Republic, 34 (Winter 2014) : 664-666.

     
     

    Fay A. Yarbrough "Review of The Payne-Butrick Papers edited by William L. Anderson, Jane L. Brown, and Anne F. Rogers, Journal of American Ethnic History." 

     
     Other
     

    Fay A. Yarbrough "Negotiating Gender in Native North America, review essay." Journal of Women's History, 26 (Spring 2014) : 211-221.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "“Bridging the Gap between the West and the War: A Roundtable on Civil War Wests,” panelist, Western History Association, October 2015.." (October 2015)

     
     

    "“Enslavement and Emancipation in Indian Territory,” panelist, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, July 2015.." (July 2015)

     
     

    "“Violence Remembered:  Slavery and Emancipation in Indian Territory,” panelist, Organization of American Historians, April 2015.." (April 2015)

     
     

    "“Envisioning Freedom:  Ex-Slaves and Emancipation in the Indian Territory,” panelist, Western History Association." (October 2014)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    "Conference: “The Shadow of Slavery:  Emancipation, Memory, and the Meaning of Freedom,” hosted by the University of Florida." (February)

     
     

    "Conference:  “Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History,” Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University." (November)

     
     

    "Symposium: “The Civil War and the West,” sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies (SMU) and the Autry National Center." (October)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Provided a lecture on Indian Removal for Middle College High School students for the Humanities Research Center Civic Humanist Program, Rice University, February 2015.." (February 2015)

     
     

    "Provided a lecture on Indian Removal for Yates High School students for the Humanities Research Center Civic Humanist Program, Rice University, April 2015.." (April 2015)

     
     

    "Provided a lecture on Indian Removal for Yates High School students for the Humanities Research Center Civic Humanist Program, Rice University.." (May 2014)

     
     

    "“Race and the Cherokee Nation:  Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century,” Duke University." (February)

     
     Other
     

    "Session Commenter:  “Frontiers and Borders in the American South and West: Comparative Approaches to Gender and Marriage in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century,” Organization of American Historians." (April)

     
     Panelist
     

    "Invited panelist for a public event on “Unfree Labor,” Autry National Center of the American West, May 2015.." (May 2015)

     
     

    "Invited panelist, “Lightning Round:  How the West Changed the Civil War,” Autry National Center.." (February 2014)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Provided a 4 hour session on Unfree Labor in the United States for high school teachers in the AP Summer Institute Advanced Topic Academy, Rice University, July 2015.." (July 2015)

     
     

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    Provided a 4 hour session on American Indigenous Slavery and Indian Removal in the United States for high school teachers in the AP Summer Institute Advanced Topic Academy, Rice University.

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    "Invited NEH Summer Institute Faculty presenting “Native Perspectives on U. S. Territorial Expansion,” for Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, hosted by University of Oklahoma.." (June 2014)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of the Early Republic. University of Pennsylvania Press. (2014 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of the Civil War Era. (2016 - 2019)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Julie Stidolph, PhD (OU) “Medicine Worse than the Malady: Indian Health, Colonization, and the Wind River Reservation, 1850-1926” . (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Jeff Fortney, PhD (OU) “Robert M. Jones and the Choctaw Nation: Indigenous Nationalism in the American South, 1820-1877”. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Kim Macellaro, PhD “The Dialectics of Form: Reification and Genre in Early Twentieth-Century American Literature” . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Rowan Steineker, PhD “The Indian Solution to the ‘White Problem’: Education, Race, and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century Creek Nation”. (2016) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Rowan Steineker, PhD (OU) “The Indian Solution to the ‘White Problem’: Education, Race, and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century Creek Nation”. (2016) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Lauren Brand, PhD "Sovereign Spaces: Negotiating Federal and Native Power in the Old Southwest". (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dustin Mack, PhD (OU) Untitled. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kelly Weber, PhD Untitled. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Amanda Bancroft, PhD “How Wealth and Wealth Strain Help Us Better Understand Educational Inequality and Intergenerational (Im-)mobility”. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lauren Brand, PhD Untitled. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kelly Weber, PhD Untitled. (Thesis Committee Member)