Jill Watts

Jill Watts

Jill Watts is a Professor of History at California State University, San Marcos. She received her B.A. in History from the University of California San Diego and her M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. She is the author of three books--Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood, Mae West: An Icon in Black and White, and God, Harlem USA: The Father Divine Story. Dr. Watts is also the coordinator of the history graduate program and the university's Brakebill Distinguished Professor for 2017-2018. Her books on Hattie McDaniel and Father Divine have been optioned for film.
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