Update from Fay Yarbrough

Fay Yarbrough and her family on a trip to San Antonio

Fay Yarbrough, Ph.D. 2003, writes, “A lot has happened since I turned in my dissertation, directed by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, in the summer of 2003.  I started my career as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky.  There I taught native and African American history and worked on turning my dissertation into a book.  In 2007 I had the opportunity to move to the University of Oklahoma, which brought us much closer to our families (in Lawton, OK, and Houston, TX) and me to my sources.  Arthur Terry, my husband, has made these moves with much patience and grace.”  Her book Race and the Cherokee Nation:  Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century came out in 2008 with the University of Pennsylvania Press and was the basis of her tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2009.  She also co-edited with Sandra Slater the essay collection Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850, which just appeared with the University of South Carolina Press in 2011. “But the biggest, most exhausting, and most fun change has been the arrival of our two children:  Wilson Renée in 2006 and Rivers Joseph in 2009,” she writes. “Here is a picture of the family from a recent trip to San Antonio.“