Tracey Salisbury began teaching at Wabash College in 2007 as an Owen Dustin Visiting Assistant Professor of History. She became a full-time tenure track member of the History Department the following year. Professor Salisbury received her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in Socio-Historical Studies of Sport, where her doctoral studies spanned across various disciplines from Sport History and Sport Sociology, American and African American History, Public History and Women’s Studies.
Dr. Salisbury’s teaching and scholarly interests within the field of history are broad, ranging from the American Civil War, American and International Sports History, Women’s Studies and African American History and Black Popular Culture. Her current research projects are focused on historical interpretation and the American Civil War, Hip Hop and Feminism, as well as her dissertation work on the women’s collegiate track and field team, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles.
Dr. Salisbury is actively involved with many student organizations at the college and is particularly proud of being an honorary member of the Malcolm X Institute since 2008. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies. Professor Salisbury is an avid sports fan with a passionate love for her hometown NBA team, the Los Angeles Angeles Lakers. She is also a devoted hip-hop music junkie and horror film buff, relishing any opportunity to incorporate her love of music and film into her teaching. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and lives in Indianapolis with her beloved dog, Pancho.
Ph.D. in Socio-Historical Aspects of Sport/Kinesiology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.A. in Sport Administration, Central Michigan University
B.A. in Political Science, Holy Cross College
HIS 240 - The American Civil War
HIS 241 - America to 1877
HIS 242 - America since 1877
HIS 244 - African-American History
HIS 340 Advanced Topics, American History Seminars (past and present offerings)
- The American Civil War
- The History & Influence of the African American Athlete
- The Life & Legacy of Malcolm X
- The History of Rap Music & Hip Hop Culture
- American History and the American Horror Film
Freshman Tutorial – Afro-Futurism: Portrayals of African Americans in Science Fiction and Fantasy
“Am I My Sister’s Keeper? – It’s Not About Nicki Minaj, It’s About Us,” Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media Conference, University of Texas at San Antonio, March 2011.
“Still Searching for Audre and Alice: The Unfortunate Failure of Hip Hop Feminism,” Bankart Gender Speaker Series, Wabash College, October 2010.
“He Hate Us? – Portrayals of African American Women in Spike Lee’s Joints,” Far West Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2008.