Research Interests: African American Women’s History, United States History, African American Studies, Women & Gender Studies, & Public History.
Alexandria Russell is the 2019-2020 Scarlet & Black Postdoctoral Fellow. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the College of Charleston in 2009. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina. Her dissertation, “Sites Seen and Unseen: Mapping African American Women’s Public Memorialization,” examines the evolution of African American women’s public commemorations across the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. She has received several fellowships to support her research, including a scholarship to the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria and the 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Center Summer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Alexandria is currently working to transform her dissertation into a book manuscript and digital humanities project.