Writing Black Women's Biography - A Conversation with Professor Barbara Savage

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Barbara Savage is Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and 2018-19 Harmsworth Professor of US history, Oxford. She recently co-edited the book,  ‘Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women’, and is currently writing a biography of Merze Tate, the first African American woman to study at Oxford. Her talk on the challenges of writing black women’s biography will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion session. For more information about Professor Savage please follow this link:


A sandwich lunch will be provided. We ask anyone interested in getting involved with the organising committee for Race and Resistance this year to stay behind after the event for an informal chat.


Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Contact name: Sage Goodwin
Contact email: sage.goodwin@univ.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all