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Bio

HISTORIAN OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY AND BLACK RADICALISM
 

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ASHLEY D. FARMER, is a historian of black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University. Her book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era,  (UNC Press, 2017), is the first comprehensive study of black women's intellectual production and activism in the Black Power era. 

Dr. Farmer's scholarship has appeared in numerous venues including The Black Scholar, The Black Diaspora Review, and The Journal of African American History. She has also contributed to popular outlets like The Independent and the History Channel. The Center for American Politics at Harvard University, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Research on Women and Politics at Iowa State University, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have supported her research. She is a also leader of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and a regular blogger for Black Perspectives.

Dr. Farmer earned her BA from Spelman College, an MA in History and a PhD in African American Studies from Harvard University.  She is also the Co-Editor and Curator of the Black Power Series with Ibram X. Kendi, published with NYU Press.  Dr. Farmer lives in Boston, MA and tweets from @drashleyfarmer.