Monday, 14 January 2013

Patricia Hill Collins at UCD this March

UCD Women’s Studies, Annual Public Lecture
Lecture Theatre L, UCD
Arts Block, 6.30pm
Wednesday 20th March 2013
All Welcome
Prof. Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland and University of Cincinnati

UCD Women's Studies is delighted to host Prof. Patricia Hill Collins at the university for a public lecture entitled Where Do We Go From Here? Intersectionality and Social Justice.
Prof. Hill Collins will return to two central questions posed by previous work: first, how can we reconceptualise race, class and gender as categories of analysis and, second, how can we transcend the barriers created by our experiences with race, class and gender oppression in order to build the types of coalitions essential for social change? In revisiting these questions in the context of the new millennium, she will examine how a revitalised understanding of social justice might catalyse new approaches to intersectional scholarship and political practice.

 This is a free but strictly RSVP event. Please email us at ucdintersect@gmail.comto reserve a place.

 Patricia Hill Collinsis Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of Sociology within the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her award-winning books include Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990, 2000) which received both the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems; and Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism (2004) which received ASA's 2007 Distinguished Publication Award. She is also author of Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice (1998); From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (2005); Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities (2009); and The Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies (2010) edited with John Solomos. Her anthology Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, 8th edition (2013), edited with Margaret Andersen, is widely used in undergraduate classrooms in over 200 colleges and universities. Professor Collins has taught at several institutions, held editorial positions with professional journals, lectured widely in the United States and internationally, served in many capacities in professional organizations, and has acted as consultant for a number of 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. Her most recent book, On Intellectual Activism (2013), a collection of essays and speeches on major themes from her work, namely, Black feminism, critical education, public sociology, racial politics and intellectual activism, has just been published by Temple University Press. She is currently working on a manuscript with the working title Intersectionality and the Politics of Knowledge.