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Hannah Hicks

Hannah Katherine Hicks is a sixth-year graduate student in nineteenth-century U.S. History.  Her dissertation, “Troubling Justice: Women on Trial in the American South, 1865-1900,” draws on archival court records from South Carolina to examine Black and White women’s roles as defendants and as complainants in the criminal courts. 

She is also working on a separate project concerning conjure specialists, African American medical practitioners who employed herbal and ritual knowledge to treat patients in the post-Civil War South.  

Her advisors are Professors Kimberly Welch and Arleen Tuchman.