Elizabeth RickettsAssistant Professor

Assistant Chairperson


  • PhD, Emory University (1996)

Academic Interests

  • 20th-century American History
  • Working Class
  • African-American Women


Elizabeth Ricketts' primary work involves the study of radical politics in the Western Pennsylvania coalfields. She is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century work in America, a project that she is co-authoring with Gary Bailey, professor of history emeritus. Ricketts also serves as the assistant chairperson of the department.