Pugh Hall 210, 2:00 pm
Dr. Pearl Ford Dowe (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)
The Political Black Woman: A Reflection of Love, Commitment, and Action
In this talk, Dr. Pearl Ford Dowe will discuss her upcoming book, Sister Strength: The Political Behavior of African American Women.
Dr. Pear Ford Dowe is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty member of the African American Studies program at the University of Arkansas. Since graduating from Savannah State University to earning her Ph.D. at Howard University, Dr. Dowe has delved in Black politics and Civil Rights policy. She contributed her knowledge on Black and Civil Rights politics through her books, articles, and book chapters. “African Americans in Georgia, Political and Policy Reflection of the New South”, "The Racial Exceptionalism of Barack Obama", and “African American Women: Leading Ladies of Liberal Politics” are some titles of Dr. Dowe's works. With her teaching profession and literary works, Dr. Dowe is also a recipient of awards such as 2016 President’s Award, The National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 2011 Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and University of Arkansas Nudie E. Williams Award for Diversity.
Turlington Hall L005, 6:00 pm
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Spelman College)
Annual Dr. Ronald C. Foreman Lecture
In this lecture, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall will discuss the challenges that women of color face in academia.
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, a Full Professor, created the first Women Studies program at Spelman College where she is also the chair of Women’s Research & Resource Center. Dr. Guy-Sheftall centered her educational pursuits in African-American and Women Studies since graduating from Spelman College and earning her Ph.D. at Emory University. Her literary works confront stigmas on African Americans and feminism for example, “Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought” and “Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality”. Dr. Guy-Sheftall is also recipient of awards and fellowships such as the National Kellogg Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611