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Mercy Harper

PhD Candidate

Email: mmh3 []


  • M.A. Rice University, 2010
  • B.A. Rutgers University, 2008

Fields of Study 

  • U.S. Women
  • U.S. South
  • Critical Theory

Presentations and Publications 

  • “A Sisterhood of Womanly Women”: The Construction of Right-Wing Women’s Ideologies and Networks in 1950s Texas,” presented at the National Women’s Studies Association, November 8-11, 2012.
  • “Radical Females do not Represent American Women”: The Emergence of the ‘Right-Wing Woman’ in 1950s Texas” presented at the Southern Association of Women Historians Annual Conference, June 6-9, 2012. 
  • “Representation and the Evolution of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1900-1950” presented at the University of Southern Mississippi, Court House, State House, Her House: Southern Women and Politics Conference,” April 1, 2011. 

Curriculum Vitae

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