Tim Holliday divided his childhood between a farm in Wilmington, Ohio, and the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. After graduating as valedictorian of the Wilmington High School Class of 2010, he attended Xavier University on the St. Francis Xavier and National Merit scholarships. While at Xavier, Tim served as a vice president of Honors Council for two years and History Club for one year, during which time the History Club was awarded a Muskie Award for Organization of the Year.
In the summer of 2013, Tim traveled to Port Angeles, Washington, as a Brueggeman Fellow to investigate the history of Klallam language revitalization. A Salishan language historically spoken in Washington and British Columbia, the Klallam language became extinct in Feburary of 2014 with the death of its final native speaker. However, the efforts of Klallam language activists have ensured that the language will continue to grow, develop, and thrive.
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In 2014, Tim Holliday graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also majored in Gender and Diversity Studies, becoming the first Xavier graduate to do so. Tim currently resides in Philadelphia and is pursuing a PhD in History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specializes in the history of gender in early America.