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Elsa Barkley Brown

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Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, History
Affiliate Associate Professor, American Studies

(301) 405-3447

2101 Woods Hall
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Research Expertise

African American/African Diaspora
Black Feminist Thought
Black Studies
Critical Race Theory
Cultural Studies
United States
Visual Culture

Professor Barkley Brown joined the Department in 1997. She holds a joint appointment with History and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and is an affiliate faculty in African American Studies and American Studies. Professor Barkley Brown is co-editor of the two-volume Major Problems in African-American History (2000) and the two-volume Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1993). Her articles have appeared in Signs, Feminist Studies, History Workshop, Sage, Public Culture, and The Journal of Urban History. She has twice been awarded the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Publication Prize for best article in African-American Women's History. She has also won the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best article in southern women's history, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prize for best article in African-American History, and the Anna Julia Cooper Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Black Women's Studies. Barkley Brown has held fellowships from the W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University, and The American Philosophical Society. A past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians, Professor Barkley Brown currently serves on the Editorial Board of  Women and U.S. Social Movements, 1600-2000. For more information, please visit the following link