The Valerie Grim Research Collection - IUScholarWorks



The Valerie Grim Research Collection - IUScholarWorks


This collection contains the published version of selected articles by Dr. Grim, under special permission from the publishers who hold these rights. Special thanks to the Agricultural History Society, Taylor & Francis, the University of Missouri Press, the University of Alabama Press, and the University of Florida Press. This collection comprises a selection of Dr. Grim's work on land justice.

Dr. Valerie Grim is a Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Iowa State University and received the undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College, a Historically Black College located in Tougaloo, Mississippi. She currently holds positions as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Community. She is the former chair (12 years) of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies as well as former Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Grim is an affiliate of the Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University Bloomington, She has engaged in diverse committee work in and outside of the academy. These efforts have spanned more than 30 years and over 60 different committees, many of which involved engagement with students and collaborations with academic and living communities throughout the United States and Africa. As a scholar, Grim researches and publishes in the area of twentieth and twenty-first century African American rural history. She has conducted research and provided lectures in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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