Lisa M. Bratton, M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, History
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History and Political Science
Office Phone: 334-724-4913
Office Location: John A. Kenney Hall, Rm. 70-100

Biographical Sketch:

Professor Lisa Bratton received her Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her diverse research interests include economic exploitation in South Africa's diamond industry, female genital mutilation in east Africa, the Tuskegee Airmen, and images of Africans and African Americans in advertising. Her current research focuses on Historic Brattonsville, the York County, S. C. plantation where her ancestors were enslaved and the documents spanning over a century that have been preserved. Her upcoming book, “I am the Forever,” chronicles the lives of her once-enslaved great-great-grandparents who went on to become among the first landowners in York County.

Grants Received:
  • Humanities Council of South Carolina, Historic Brattonsville Community Oral History Project (Principal Investigator)
  • Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant (California) Lofas-Lakeside Neighborhood
  • Alabama Historical Society Public Discussion Grant (Application in process)