Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian. He is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation, 2016) won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a NAACP Image Award.
Kendi also authored the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972 (Palgrave, 2012). It was the first national study of Black power student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kendi has also published fourteen essays on Black power, intellectual history, racism, and antiracism in books, academic journals, and periodicals like The New York Times, Time, Black Perspectives, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. For NYU’s Black Power Series, he is finishing the first comprehensive history of Malcolm X and Black power in New York, Black Apple: A History of Malcolm X and Black Power in New York, 1954-1974. He is also working on, How to Be an Antiracist: A Memoir of My Journey, which will be published by Random House.
Kendi earned his BA from Florida A&M University, and MA and PhD in African American Studies from Temple University. Originally surnamed Rogers, Kendi changed his name in 2013. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Ashley D. Farmer
Ashley D. Farmer is an historian of African-American women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and African & African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. 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.
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 University of Texas-Austin, 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 regular blogger for Black Perspectives.
Farmer earned her BA from Spelman College, an MA in History and a PhD in African American Studies from Harvard University. She lives in Boston, MA.
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