Department of History

Cordelia Brazile

  • Graduate Student

Before beginning my studies at Pitt in Fall 2016, I graduated with a B.A. in History from Rice University, with honors and an award for Distinction in Research and Creative Writing. I completed my undergraduate honors thesis on the intersection of sport, gender, and labor in the rise and fall of a 1910s baseball labor union. I argued that by examining historical actors through different lenses, historians can better appreciate how various facets of identity interact and produce tension. In my broader studies, I am interested in how issues of labor relations manifest in sports and intersect with other aspects of culture. 

Advisor: Rob Ruck