Heidi Dodson

Humanities in the World Postdoctoral Scholar

Heidi Dodson is a historian specializing in twentieth-century African American history.  Her research interests include migration, Black geographies, oral history, social movements, and public and digital history.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. Heidi is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, titled “We Cleared the Land with Our Hands”: Black Mobility and the Politics of Place in the Missouri Delta. Her work interrogates the intersections of rural migration, activism, and place in the Border South.  Heidi previously held positions as the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship at the University at Buffalo (2018-2019) and Oral History Scholar-in-Residence at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, NC (2017-2018).