Sierra Phillips

Sierra Phillips

Sierra Phillips

Graduate Student

322 Dulles Hall
230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • African American History
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality History


  • BA, Tougaloo College (2021)

Sierra is a Ph.D student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History with an emphasis in African American studies from an HBCU-- the historic Tougaloo College. Her research interests include the Civil Rights Movement, Black women, and Minnesota. In her free time, Sierra likes to travel, try new foods, and workout at the gym. Sierra is apart of the department's GSAC for the 2022-2023 school year and The Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus (BGPSC) as the historian. 

Sierra has published an Op-Ed through Blavity News entitled "Why Recent Activism in Minneapolis Should No As No Surprise," where she attempts to restore the history of activism in Minneapolis. She has also authored an essay through Picturing Black History--a collaboration with Origins newsletter and Getty Images to bring accessible stories of Black history to the public. It is entitled, "A Mother's Power: The Bravery of Mamie Till-Mobley," and highlights the agency of Mamie Till-Mobley. 


Advisor: Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries 



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