Tiffany R. Holloman BA, MA

Tiffany R. Holloman BA, MA


With a background in history, (BA, History North Carolina A&T State University; MRes, History, University of Essex) my research spans from Early Modern Europe to U.S. higher education.  My current research examines Black women professors who are current faculty members of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States.  Specifically, I analyse their historic position within the academic prestige hierarchy from the birth of the HBCUs to the present.  Using Black Feminist and media theory, the HBCU Black woman professors’ existence has illuminated exclusionary measures used by differing groups to relegate, not only these women professors but, the colleges and universities in which they are housed; helping to cement predominately white institutions’ position within U.S. higher education and the academic prestige hierarchy.  The narrative of the HBCU Black women professors and the ‘Ivory Tower’ creates a new seam in research, challenging the value of the academic prestige hierarchy within society.

Research interests

My research interests lie in:

  • Social History
  • King James VI & I
  • Early Modern Europe (Scotland in particular)
  • U.S. Higher Education 
  • Academic Prestige Hierarchy
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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‘Strong People Don’t Need Strong Leaders’ ~ Ella Baker


  • BA, History, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
  • MRes, History, University of Essex