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Pamela ScullySamuel Candler Dobbs Professor - WGSS and African StudiesAdvisor to the Provost

Pamela Scully is a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor of African Studies at Emory University. She has her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

Professor Scully’s research interests focus on gender history. She is currently engaged in research for a history of transnational feminist efforts to address sexual violence in conflict. Her most recent book is Writing Transnational History co-authored with Professor Fiona Paisley (Bloomsbury Academic UK 2019). Other books include Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Ohio University Press, 2016); Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography, co-authored with Clifton Crais (Princeton, 2009, 2010); Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Duke University Press 2005), co-edited with Diana Paton, and Liberating the Family? Gender and British Slave Emancipation in the Rural Western Cape, South Africa, 1823-1853 (Heinemann, 1997). She is also the author of the AHA pamphlet, Race and Ethnicity in Women's and Gender History in Global Perspective (2006), and many articles and chapters.

Professor Scully is president of the Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities, a member of the editorial board of the Oxford Encyclopedia of African Women’s History and of The Journal of Southern African Studies. She is co-convener of the Coursera MOOC course Understanding Violence and the Journeys to Education Teach-Out, focusing on diverse experiences of education, including that of First-Generation students.  She served as the Deputy Editor of the Women’s History Review and as Treasurer and Secretary of the International Federation for Research in Women's History.  


Gender History| Biography|History of Sexual Violence| Gender, Truth Commissions, and Gender Justice


Gender and Ebola, as part of the Spring 2015 Emory Ebola Faculty and Community Forum Professor Scully co-organized

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Recent Publications

Writing Transnational History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Ohio University Press 2016)

“Ebola and Post-Conflict Gender Justice: Lessons from Liberia” in Rita Shackel and Lucy Fiske, eds. Rethinking Transitional Gender Justice: Transformative Approaches in Post-Conflict Settings (Gender, Development and Social Change) 1st ed. 2019 Edition