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Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Sexual violence, feminist organizing, African American women, Black feminism, interracial coalition building, criminalization, crime control, War on Crime, victim's rights,
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I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University- New Brunswick, specializing in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the 20th century United States. I earned my Bachelor of the Arts with Distinguished Honors in History and Women’s & Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey in 2015.

My research focuses on the history of sexual violence, feminist activism, African American women, and state “crime control” policy in the late 20th century United States. My forthcoming dissertation, tentatively titled “Controlling Rape: Black Women, the Feminist Movement Against Sexual Violence, and the State, 1974-1994,” examines the anti-rape activism of African American women during the 1970s and 1980s, when feminist rape crisis centers became increasingly intertwined with the federal agencies created to carry out the “War on Crime.”

My research has been supported by the Graduate School of New Brunswick, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Sophia Smith Library and the New York Historical Society

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United States
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North America, United States
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Gender, Law, Medicine, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women