Dawne Yvette Curry earned her Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and International Affairs from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1990. She then attended Ohio University, where she earned a Master's in International Affairs/African Studies in 1996. In 2006, she earned her PhD in African History at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. As a doctoral student, Dr. Curry won numerous national fellowships to conduct research in South Africa. Her list of honors includes the Social Science Research Council Pre-Dissertation Fellowship and the Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Curry joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as an Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies. Her research interests include resistance and protest struggles in 20th century Africa, but particularly South Africa. She is currently working on an article that analyzes the use of space in the 1946 Alexandra Squatters' Movement. In her free time, Dr. Curry likes to travel, read, write poetry, and take photographs.