Intersections: Patricia Hill Collins

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

Wednesday, February 26

6:00 p.m.

Grand River Room - Kirkhof Center

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 organization’s 104-year history. 

 

 

Connections to the Classroom

Collins, P. H. (1999). Black Feminist Thought/: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (2nd ed.). Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

Awareness and Knowledge of Communities and Identities Different from One’s Own: (LIB 201)

1. Upon completion of this program, attendees will have a working understanding of the concept of Intersectionality.  (Intercultural Knowledge and Competence)

Personal and Social Responsibility: (LIB100)

2.  Upon completion of this program, attendees will have a better understanding of how to apply intersectionality to real world challenges. (Integrative Learning)

Knowledge and Examination of Structures and Systems that Impact Diverse Populations: (LIB 201)

3. Upon completion of this program, attendees will have gained a better understanding of the history of Black Feminism.  (Critical Thinking)

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