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Rebecca Sharpless

Rebecca SharplessSharpless teaches an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in American history, including classes on gender (women and queer people), food, Texas, and the South. Her research ranges across Texas and the South, with books on farm women, domestic workers, and baking. Her current book manuscript, near completion, is “People of the Wheat: Culture and Commodity in North Texas.” Sharpless holds the PhD in American studies from Emory University. She is past president of the Oral History Association and the Southern Association for Women Historians and is on the executive board of the Alliance for Texas History.

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