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Barbara Ransby, PhD

Professor

Gender and Women's Studies; African American Studies; and History

Contact

Building & Room:

1228 UH

Address:

601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-2961

About

Barbara Ransby is an historian, writer, and longtime political activist. Ransby has published dozens of articles and essays in popular and scholarly venues. She is most notably the author of an award-winning biography of civil rights activist Ella Baker, entitled Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, (University of North Carolina, 2003). Barbara is currently working on two major research projects: a study of African American feminist organizations in the 1970s, and a political biography of Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson. She serves on the editorial board of the London-based journal, Race and Class, and a number of non-profit civic and media organizations.

Selected Publications

Education

PhD, History - University of Michigan

MA, History - University of Michigan

BA, History - Columbia University