Academics: Faculty

Charissa Threat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Location: The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 413
Office: 404-270-5517


Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
B.A., University of California - Santa Barbara
Began teaching at Spelman College in 2013

Research Interests:

Dr. Threat's research interests include: twentieth century U.S. social and cultural history with a particular emphasis on African-Americans, women and gender issues, civil rights and social justice, and civil-military relations.

Recent Publications:

Nursing Civil Rights: Gender, Race, and the U.S. Army Nurse Corps
(under contract University of Illinois  Press). 2014

Articles and Book Chapters:
“’The hands that might save them’: Gender, race, and the politics of nursing during World War II,”
Gender and History (August 2012): 456-474.

Does the Sex of the Practitioner Matter? Nursing, Civil Rights, and Discrimination in the Army Nurse Corps, 1947-1952” in Integrating the U.S. Military: African Americans, Women, and Gays Since World War II (under review, The John Hopkins University Press). 2014