Shelby Pumphrey


Office: C704 Wells Hall

Advisor: LaShawn Harris

Fields: African American History, African American and African Studies, Women and Gender History

Shelby Pumphrey is a third-year dual doctoral student in the African American and African Studies (AAAS) Program and Department of History. She studies early twentieth century African American history and her research interests include gendered forms of resistance as well as black women’s experiences as they relate to racial terrorism and interactions with state and federal agencies.

Shelby completed a B.A in Pan-African Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and English at the University of Louisville in 2008. She completed a M.A in Pan-African Studies and Graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Louisville in 2012. Her professional affiliations include the Association of Black Women Historians, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the National Council for Black Studies.