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Monday, August 5 • 9:00am - 10:00am
501 Invited Speaker: Ashley Farmer, PhD

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Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is a historian of black women’s history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is the author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (UNC Press, 2017), the first comprehensive study of black women’s intellectual production and activism in the Black Power era. She is the co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (NUP Press, 2018), an anthology that examines four central themes within the black intellectual tradition: black internationalism, religion and spirituality, racial politics and struggles for social justice, and black radicalism. And she wrote the much-discussed article “Archiving While Black,” published in the July 22, 2018, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Farmer earned her BA from Spelman College and an MA in History and a PhD in African American Studies from Harvard University.


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