Michelle BrattainAssociate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Georgia State University
Dr. Michelle Brattain is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Georgia State University who specializes in 20th century US, South African, and Transnational History. Before joining the faculty at GSU, Brattain taught at Rutgers University-Newark, California Institute of Technology, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Brattain’s published works include The Politics of Whiteness: Race, Labor, and Culture in the Modern South (Princeton University Press,) and over a dozen articles and chapters on southern politics, the history of race science, South African diplomacy and international anti-racist projects of the UN and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Dr. Brattain’s has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the Danish Research Council, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Federal Department of Education, and the American Historical Association. Her current work examines American and South African responses to the anti-racist turn in international politics and diplomacy within the United Nations.
When not teaching, writing, or conducting research, Dr. Brattain can be found skating as Atlanta Rollergirls’ jammer, #67, under the pseudonym, Hate Ashbury.