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Patricia Hill Collins, Sociology Alumna, wins Gittler Prize

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Patricia Hill Collins, ’69, Ph.D. ’84 <>, is the winner of this year’s Gittler Prize <>, which honors “outstanding scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations.” Professor Collins, a distinguished university professor of sociology at the University of Maryland/College Park, is the author of seven books including the award-winning “Black Feminist Thought.”

Graduate students are invited to join Professor Collins for a special seminar discussing the implications of her groundbreaking work on intersectionality, race, gender and class. The graduate student co-facilitators will send out short readings in advance to inform the conversation.

Date: Tuesday October 29
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shapiro Campus Center, Room 313
Session Facilitators: Danielle Cole (SOC), Callie Watkins Liu (Heller,
Social Policy), and Caty Taborda (WGS)


Also mark your calendar for the Gittler Prize lecture:

“With My Mind Set on Freedom:Black Feminism, Intersectionality and Social Justice” <>
Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 2-4 pm, followed by a reception with refreshments
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

We hope you will join us for that talk as well. No RSVP needed.

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