June 2nd at Davidson College

Dr. Kim Gallon

Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of History at Purdue University. Her work investigates the cultural dimensions, including race and medicine, of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. She is the author of a number of articles and essays as well as the book, Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020). 

Gallon is also the author of the field defining article, “Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities” and the founder and director of two black digital humanities projects: The Black Press Research Collective and COVID Black 

She also works in instructional and e-learning design to develop curricula for secondary, higher education, and adult learners. Her most recent work in this area includes working with the American Medical Association to develop e-learning modules on the history of race and medicine.

Gallon is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Spencer Foundation for her work in the black digital humanities and adult education.