Name:  Margaret Gillikin
Title:  Associate Professor of Social Studies Education; Director of Social Studies Education; Director of Community-Based Learning
Education:  B.A., Secondary Education/French, Clemson University
M.A., History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D., History, University of South Carolina
Office:  358 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-3123
Area(s):  American South, Race and Slavery, Religion, Age of Revolution, Immigration, Social Studies Teacher Education


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Dr. Gillikin received her Ph.D in History from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and teaches courses in the Department of History and in Social Studies Education.  She has taught in public schools in North and South Carolina, at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, NC,  and in Tiffin, Ohio, at Tiffin University, and Heidelberg University.  Her research focuses on race and immigration in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution.  She has published "Competing Loyalties:  Nationality, Church Governance, and the Development of an American Catholic Identity" in Early American Studies. Her teaching interests include African American History, the American South, religion in America, and the Age of Revolution.  She is actively involved in public history initiatives and has served as the president of the James R. Crumley, Jr. Archives Board for region 9 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on the Historical Works Committee for the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA, and as a board member of Tiffin Historic Trust.