Gaila Sims


Gaila Sims is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has held positions at several museums, archives, and cultural institutions, including the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and the National Museum of American History. Originally from Riverside, California, she graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in History and African American Studies in 2011.

Her dissertation, Imprimatur of the State: Interpretation of Slavery at American History Museums examines representations of slavery at state history museums in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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