Interview with Robin Morris, December 18, 2018

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Professor Robin Morris was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and grew up in Tucker, Georgia. A graduate of Tucker High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. After participating in the Teach for America program, Morris attended the University of Mississippi where she earned a master’s degree in southern studies. She worked as a museum educator at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina, before attending Yale University where she earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in history. Dr. Morris is currently an associate professor of history at Agnes Scott College. She resides in Decatur.

Morris talks about her childhood and upbringing. She discusses her interest in southern history and research topics, including the modern conservative movement, and her favorite courses to teach. She talks about balancing her political opinions and activism as an educator as well as her role as faculty advisor to the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) at Agnes Scott College. Morris outlines her views on Georgia history and the role of women in politics. Researchers of conservatism and political activism will be interested in Morris’s analysis of women in the Georgia Republican Party and the STOP ERA movement. The interview closes with Morris’s thought on the recent 2018 midterm elections and the role of women in the future of Georgia politics.

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2018-12-18

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RBRL425TPGA-071

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Robin Morris and Katie Schank, “Interview with Robin Morris, December 18, 2018,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 29, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL425TPGA/RBRL425TPGA-071.