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Myisha S. Eatmon


Myisha S. Eatmon is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina native who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Master’s Degree in United States History in 2013, and is now a Doctoral Candidate in the Department. Her dissertation explores black legal culture in the face of racial violence under Jim Crow. Her interest in history, social justice, and the law dates back to her elementary years, when she was deeply moved by the lived experiences of victims of chattel slavery, the Holocaust, and Jim Crow. She has earned the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Research in Legal History Research Grant among other research grants to advance her research on black legal culture, civil law, and Jim Crow. She has also received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship to complete her dissertation. Myisha is committed to the recovery of lost histories and voices, to the cultivation of historical and civic debate, and to civic engagement. She hopes her work will foster discussion inside and outside of the academy.

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