education: Ph.D., at Emory University, 1997
office: Stalker Hall 304
phone: (812) 237-2723
office hours: T, 12:30 - 1:30 PM; 3:30 - 4:30 PM, TH, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, or by appt.
A proud southerner, Ann Short Chirhart
received her B.A. from Florida State University and her M. A. and Ph.D.
from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. Trying to find a way to “tell about the South” has led her to
explore southern culture, southern history, southern literature, and all
things southern including grits. Her first book, Torches of Light: Georgia Teachers and the Coming of the Modern South,
was published by the University of Georgia Press in
2005. She is currently completing a two-volume, co-edited series
Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, the first volume of which was published by University of Georgia Press in 2009.
The second volume, in which she also has an essay on Lugenia
Burns Hope, is under contract with University of Georgia Press.
She has written several articles on women, the New Deal, and
African Americans in the South in addition to numerous book, textbook,
and manuscript reviews. Her
new book project explores southern black women activists in the first
half of the twentieth century.
Dr. Short Chirhart teaches courses on twentieth-century
Courses taught at ISU:
HIST 113 - World War II (formerly HIST 110)
HIST 202 - United States since 1865
HIST 417/517 - United States in Crisis
HIST 426/526, AFRI 453 - History of the South
HIST 439/539 - Women in History
HIST 494/594, AFRI 496 - African American Freedom Struggle
HIST 650 - History Methods and Theory
HIST 623 - History Proseminar