The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history.
The FWCA conference offers women of color faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country.
“People feel really called to be at Beacon,” said Gayatri Patnaik, who joined the Boston-based press in 2002 and was named editorial director this summer. She sees her own childhood as preparation for working at the house, which explores questions of race, gender, and sexuality.
By joining the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, the university has committed to supporting its existing research about women and girls of color while also developing new opportunities for scholarly inquiry.
“We are proud to work with this coalition to generate more knowledge and research about girls and women of color. The more we know, the more we can begin to generate policy solutions and create programs that are connected to their lives and experiences.”