christina j. thomas

Christina J. Thomas is a Predoctoral Fellow for Excellence through Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is a public historian, curator, and digital humanist invested in community archiving.

Her research and writing interests include nineteenth and twentieth century African American history with an emphasis on Black girlhood and Black women’s history. Thomas’ dissertation, “What Shall I Teach My Students Who Are Black?: The Intellectual Biography of Geraldine L. Wilson,” examines the creation of a Black woman intellectual, civil rights activist, and educator. It is the first scholarly examination of Wilson’s life.

Thomas holds a bachelor and master degree in history from Messiah University, UNC-Charlotte, and Johns Hopkins University. Diary of Historian details her research findings, digital projects, and other musings as she completes her doctoral degree.


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