IRAAS Conversations Lecture – Thursday 3/5/15 at 6:00PM Prof Cheryl D. Hick

TOPIC: “Talk With You Like A Woman: African American Women, Justice and Reform in New York,1890-1935” with Prof. Cheryl D. Hick

Location :Columbia Journalism School -3rd Floor Lecture Hall;
2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Free & Open to the Public

Cheryl D. Hicks is an associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she is a faculty affiliate in Africana Studies and an adjunct faculty member in Women and Gender Studies. She holds a B.A. in American History from the University of Virginia and a M.A. as well as Ph.D. in American History from Princeton University.

Her research addresses the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and the law. She has published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Journal of the History of Sexuality. She is the recipient of several awards including the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral fellowship and a Scholar-in-Residence fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Her first book, Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) received the 2011 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians and honorable mentions from the 2011 John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association and the 2011 Darlene Clark Hine Prize from the Organization of American Historians. Her new book project, “The Case of Hannah Elias: Interracial Intimacy and Civil Rights in Turn-of-the-Century New York,” interrogates the trajectory of a covert, consensual interracial relationship that ultimately precipitated murder, scandal, and civil rights protest.


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