Assistant Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies
SaraEllen Strongman is an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of Black Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She researches and writes about Black feminisms, Black women's political and cultural history, and African American literature. She received her Ph.D. in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining DAAS as an assistant professor, SaraEllen spent two years as an LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow. Her manuscript in progress, The Sisterhood: Black Women, Black Feminism, and the Women's Liberation Movement, examines the moment when black women began calling themselves "Black feminists" during the 1970s and 1980s and how they pushed a predominantly white feminist movement to respond to their concerns and broaden their platform while simultanoeusly building their own autonomous institutions and the burgeoning field we now know as Black feminist thought. Her work has been published in Feminist Theory and is forthcoming in Feminist Studies.
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