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Dr. Valerie Grim

Dr. Valerie Grim is the Director of Undergraduate Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies, and a Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

She teaches the culture, history, and politics of race, and her research and writing relate to rural American life, especially the experience of rural African Americans. Her current book projects examine white paternalism and black self-determinism in a Mississippi Delta Community from 1910 to 1970 and black farmers’ protests against the United States Department of Agriculture from 1995 to 2005.

Dr. Grim holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Rural History from Iowa State University, an M.A. in African American History from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in history from Tougaloo College in Mississippi. During her studies at ISU, she was an intern at Living History Farms.

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