Dr. Barbara Ransby will be the new president of the National Women’s Studies Association, 2016-2018.
Please follow this link to the UIC News Center article on our distinguished faculty member.
Barbara Ransby is an historian, writer, and longtime political activist. She is currently a Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and History. She also directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative at UIC.
After learning of the election results, Dr. Ransby said, “I am thrilled to assume the presidency of NWSA at this critical time when feminist scholars and activists are doing such amazing work in the U.S. and trans-nationally. We look to deepen the tradition of engaged scholarship so central to our mission as an organization, and to build bridges to intellectual communities beyond the Academy.”
About the National Women's Studies Association
Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies, as well as its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they are found. NWSA has more than 2,300 members worldwide. Our annual conference regularly draws nearly 2,000 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing feminist scholarship. www.nwsa.org