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The College of Arts Sciences

Meet the Scholars Building a Network Around Black Girlhood

April 6, 2017

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the network of researchers focused on global Black girlhood, including Associate Professor Oneka LaBennett's On/By Black Women/Black Girls Symposium:  The conference, held over a pair of days at the University of Virginia, brought together an array of academics, activists, artists, and students, said Ms. Field, an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality at UVa. Breaching boundaries between fields was necessary, said Oneka LaBennett, an associate professor of Africana studies at Cornell University who presented at the conference. "There was a need to pause and think in a more transnational or global way," she said. "What was really appreciated about the conference was that the global lens meant that we were thinking about black girlhood as it is represented and lived here in the U.S., but also in Africa, in the Caribbean, and in Europe."

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