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Jacqueline Rouse

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
phone: 404-413-6369
e-mail: jrouse@gsu.edu 
 

Dr. Jacqueline A. Rouse is an Associate Professor of African American History in the Department of History and an associate faculty in the African American Studies Department. In 1992 Dr. Rouse served as coordinator in finalizing the development of the African American Studies Department due to her specialization in African American History. Her research, teaching, and publishing explore the community building and racial and gender activism of southern African American women in the tradition of social justice reform, i.e., Lugenia Burns Hope, Black Southern Reformer and Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965. Her current project is a biography of a civil rights icon; Septima P. Clark. Dr. Rouse is affiliated with most of the associations of her discipline, having served as president/national director of the Association of Black Women Historians, Inc., the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, and the Southern Association of Women Historians.

Dr. Rouse has been recognized with awards and invited lecturing opportunities: Southern Regional Educational Board’s Faculty Mentor of the Year, 2007; Governor’s Humanities Award (2002), Womanist Scholar, Black Women in Church and Society, Interdenominational Theological Center (1999-2000), Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Scholar in Residence (1993-1994), Landmarks Professor of African American History, American University/Smithsonian Institution (1989-1991), Lecturer, History and Historical Preservation Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2004), and Panelist, Oxford Roundtable, Lincoln College, Oxford University, Oxford, England (2003).

Selected Publications

Lugenia Burns Hope, Black Southern Reformer (Winner of Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Publication Prize, 1990)

Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Trailblazers and Torchbearers,1941-1965, co-edited with Vicki Crawford and Barbara Woods (1993)

"Connecting the People's Needs with the Movement's Objectives: Septima P Clark and Community Empowerment," International Journal of Africana Studies, Vol 13, No 1, Spring/Summer 2007: 68-81

"We Seek to Know...In Order to Speak the Truth: Nurturing the Seeds of Discontent--Septima P. Clark and Participatory Leadership" in Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement, editors, Bettye C. Thomas and VP Franklin (New York Univ Press, 2001).