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Maya Brooks

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Maya Brooks is a PhD student interested in researching the intersections of race, class,  gender, and economics in the 20th and 21st century U.S. Her research places emphasis on the African American community and fair housing practices. She also explores modern Georgia history and politics and is a practicing public historian. 


Agnes Scott College, 2018

University of West Georgia, 2020 

Of note:

UGA Presidential Graduate Fellow 

Events featuring Maya Brooks
Oconee County Library

This month's History Lecture at the Oconee County Library features UGA Ph.D. student Maya Brooks presenting a talk that explores the lives of Harriet Jacobs and Katherine Johnson and the ways in which their experiences as Black women in America were both similar and different.  Jacobs was born enslaved and her narrative explores her struggle to not…

320 LeConte Hall

Maya Brooks will take her oral comprehensive examinations in room 320 LeConte Hall. The Major Professor is Dr. James Brooks. All members of the university community are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office in advance at to ensure adequate…

Major Professor

Carl and Sally Gable Distinguished Professor of History

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