Hutchins Center for African American Research at Harvard University

Signatory: Abby Wolf, Executive Director

Joined: November 2015

Contact: Abby Wolf, Executive Director

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The Hutchins Center is in the midst of the first of its five-year pledge to welcome a residential fellow to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute whose work focuses on the representation and/or lived experience of women and girls of color. Our inaugural Research on Women and Girls of Color Fellow is Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University, whose work as a scholar and a frequent public commentator explores state-sanctioned violence against women, girls, and female-identified individuals of color.

Dr. Lindsey’s current project is “Hear Our Screams: A Contemporary History of State and State Sanctioned Violence Against Black Women and Girls” which “will offer foundational research and analytical tools for crafting a gender-inclusive framework for understanding and combating contemporary anti-Black state violence.”

Participation in the Collaborative has also strengthened the Hutchins Center’s relationships with other Harvard entities focused on these issues, including the Radcliffe Institute and the Program on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

“The Research on Women and Girls of Color Fellowship enables us to make the crucial questions of intersectionality a formal part of our multidisciplinary fellowship program and of the larger research agenda of the Hutchins Center.”

Abby Wolf, Executive Director