Bradley Phipps

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Bradley Phipps

Bradley Phipps is a PhD candidate studying History. He researches gender in the White Citizens’ Councils, a network of groups which formed in the United States from 1954 onwards in an effort to resist racial integration and halt the African American Civil Rights Movement. His research analyses: the impact of gender on Council tactics and activities; the role of gender in Council propaganda; and the role of gender on the self-representation of the Councils at their public meetings and events. This research makes a significant contribution to understanding of the segregationist movement by revealing hitherto unexplored or neglected aspects, including the activities of women in the groups. In doing so, it contributes to a better understanding of how white backlash politics has adapted over time. The research is particularly relevant in light of recent political developments in the United States. Bradley’s research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council via the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.

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