WORCESTER, Mass. – Patricia Hill Collins, the Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, will give a lecture entitled “Black Feminism Revisited: Issues and Challenges,” on Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m., in Room 519 of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross.
This is the fifth annual Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies (CISS) Forum Lecture, which was created to address current issues facing institutions of higher education.
While Collins’ expertise includes the sociology of knowledge, organizational theory, social stratification, and work and occupations, she has primarily focused her studies on issues of gender, race, and social class, specifically relating to African-American women.
She is the award-winning author of Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Political Empowerment, Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, and Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Social Justice.
She has taught at several institutions, held editorial positions with professional journals, lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, served in professional organizations, and acted as a consultant for a number of businesses and community organizations. Currently, she is working on a book-length manuscript entitled Reproducing Race, Reproducing Nation: African-American Women and the Politics of Motherhood.
She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Brandeis University and her master’s of teaching from Harvard University.
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