We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from Black Feminism

by Patricia Hill Collins

Professor Collins is a social theorist whose research and scholarship have examined issues of race, gender, social class, sexuality and/or nation. Her first book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge), published in 1990, won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for significant scholarship in gender, and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Professor Collins has taught at several institutions, held editorial positions with professional journals, lectured widely in the United States and abroad, served in many capacities in professional organizations, and has acted as consultant for a number of businesses and community organizations. In 2008, she became the 100th President of the American Sociological Association, the first African American woman elected to this position in the organizations 104-year history.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Dr. Collins presented a campus-wide lecture titled, "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from Black Feminism"

Intersections Staff with Patricia Hill Collins

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 Dr. Collins facilitated a workshop for Intersections staff members and other campus partners. 

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