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Faculty Fellows' Lunch featuring Alison Crossley and Ashley Farmer

Thu October 31st 2013, 12:00pm
Faculty Fellows' Lunch featuring Alison Crossley and Ashley Farmer

Beyond the Waves: Feminist Continuity and Abeyance on U.S. College Campuses

Alison Crossley

This talk analyzes the feminist identities, practices, and activist participation of U.S. college students. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data gathered at three institutions of higher education, Crossley highlights the significance of feminist coalitions, everyday feminism, and online mobilization to young feminists today. 



What You've Got is a Revolution: Black Women's Movements for Black Power 

Ashley Farmer


This research examines the impact of African American women on the ideological and organizational direction of the black power movement. Through close examinations of the political speeches, pamphlets, and drawings of women in organizations like the Black Panther Party, it shows that African American women developed gender-specific political identities that shaped the black power movement. As a result, it highlights African American women activists and intellectuals, reframes existing arguments about the gender dynamics of the black power movement, and uncovers new examples of African American women’s theorizing in the 20th century.