Participant Info

First Name
Ashley D.
Last Name
University of Texas-Austin
Website URL
African American Women, activism, civil rights, black feminism, Black Power
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Personal Info

About Me
Ashley D. Farmer is a historian who writes on race, gender, and activism. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and is currently an Assistant Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin.

She is the author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (UNC Press, 2017) and co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (NUP, 2018)

Her scholarship has appeared in numerous venues including The Black Scholar and the Journal of African American History. Her research has also been featured in several popular outlets including VibeNPR, and CSPAN.

Farmer is a leader of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and a regular blogger for its award-winning blog Black Perspectives. She is also the Co-Editor and Curator of the Black Power Series with Ibram X. Kendi, published with NYU Press.
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Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Race, Women