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Raising a Voice in Protest, Issuing a Call to Action: Anna Julia Cooper's Intersectional Vision

On December 1 at 4pm in Herring 100, CSWGS presents a Graduate Colloquium lecture from Vivian May, Director of the Humanities Center and Professor of Women's Studies at Syracuse University. This lecture is free and open to the public.  A question and answer session will follow the talk, and we hope you will join us afterwards for a reception in the lobby of the Humanities Building.  Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Rice Campus Bookstore.

Grad Coll May AJC bookProf. May's research interests span numerous topics, including feminist theories and epistemologies, Black feminist thought, intersectionality, African-American literature, the relationships between literature and social change, and interdisciplinarity.  Her publications include two books: Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries (Routledge 2015) and Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical Introduction (Routledge 2007).  She has also published in many peer-reviewed journals, including Hypatia, the NWSA Journal (now Feminist Formations), and Women's Studies Quarterly.  Her career is also marked by significant service to the discipline of women's studies, including her 2014–2016 term as President of the National Women's Studies Association.

For our off-campus guests, we advise arriving early to allow time for traffic and parking. Convenient paid parking is available in the Founders Court Parking lot, most accessible from campus entrances 1 and 2, and the Central Parking Garage, most accessible from campus entrances 4, 8, and 20.  For more information, visit http://www.rice.edu/maps.