Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

Spelman College Ida B. Wells Distinguished Lecture Series

Past Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecturers

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Dorothy Roberts, J.D., Ph.D., Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology; Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania

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Selected Work: Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty"

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., political analyst, author, professor of political science at Tulane University, and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South

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Selected Work: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

Angela Y. Davis, political activist, and Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz 

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Selected Work: Are Prisons Obsolete?

Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D., C'76, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkratz Professor of History of Science and professor of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University

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Selected Work: "Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality"

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., university professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

Selected Work: Posing Beauty in African American Images from the 1890s to the Present

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, J.D., Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

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