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Jennifer H. Gunter, Ph.D.

Title: Director, SC Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation
Department: Office of the Provost
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Phone: 803-777-1108
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Jennifer H. Gunter, Ph.D., is the Director of the South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation. She is a facilitator for the Welcome Table SC and works to help communities, both on and off campus, heal from societal divisions that have been historically embedded. Her knowledge that the key to reconciliation is rooted in an understanding of history fuels this work. Her belief that change comes from conversation helps when she co-facilitates community dialogues, convenes book club sessions and conferences, and researches new scholarship on racial reconciliation.

She received a B.A. and M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina. She is a historian who specializes in the intersections of region, gender, race, health, law, and activism.

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she and her husband now proudly call South Carolina home.

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