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(re)Centering the Narrative: Black Women’s Voices of the 19th and 20th Centuries | Speakers

Teaching African American Studies Summer Institute
July 10–14, 2023 at the National Humanities Center



  • Tiffany E. Barber

    Assistant Professor of African American Art, University of California, Los Angeles


  • Brigitte Fielder

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • Gabrielle Foreman (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

    Paterno Family Professor of American Literature; Professor of African American Studies and History; Founding Director, the Colored Conventions Project, The Pennsylvania State University


  • Qiana Cutts Givens

    Associate Professor of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations, Mississippi State University


  • Alexis Pauline Gumbs, PhD (NHC Fellow, 2020–21)

    Co-founder and Creative Director of Mobile Homecoming


  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies; Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College


  • Trudier Harris (NHC Fellow, 1996–97; 2018–19)

    University Distinguished Research Professor of English, The University of Alabama


  • Tera W. Hunter (NHC Fellow, 2017–18)

    Edwards Professor of American History, Princeton University


  • Patricia Matthew (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

    Associate Professor of English, Montclair State University


  • Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

    Associate Professor of Education, University of Michigan


  • Sondra Bickham Washington, PhD

    Assistant Professor of American Literature, The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University


  • Andreá N. Williams (NHC Fellow, 2017–18)

    Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University


  • Jennifer D. Williams (NHC Fellow, 2019–20)

    Assistant Professor of English, Howard University