Faculty: Robyn Spencer
Academic Interests: Civil rights and Black Power, African American women
Research: Post-1945 social movements, urban history, gender
Awards and Fellowships:
- 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Mid-Career Research Fellowship, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University. Academic Year, 2016-2017.
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library: Scholar in Residence Award, 2010
- Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for Articles awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians, 2008
- The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Book mss. Duke University Press. (Forthcoming, Duke University Press, November 2016).
- “General Gordon Baker’s Letter to the Draft Board, Detroit 1965,” part of “Rethinking and Un-teaching Entrenched Movement Narratives: A Virtual Roundtable,” FIRE!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies. Vol. 2.2. 2013 (released 2015).
- “Communalism and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California in the 1970s,” in West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California (ed. Iain Boal, Janferie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow). PM Press, 2012.
- “Mad at History.” Radical Teacher 85 (2009): 67-69.
- “’Merely One Link in the Worldwide Revolution’: Internationalism, State Repression, and the Black Panther Party, 1966-1972.” In Black International, ed. Michael O. West, Fanon Che Wilkins, and William G. Martin (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009), 215-231.
- "Engendering the Black Freedom Struggle: The Black Panther Party and Revolutionary Black Womanhood,” The Journal of Women’s History 20 (2008): 90-113.
Works in progress
“Angela Davis: Radical Icon.” Book mss. Under Contract: Westview Press, Lives of American women series.
“The Struggle is a World Struggle:” Connie Matthews and Black Transnational Feminism in the era of Black Power. Article mss. Revise and Resubmit. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.
Last modified: Jul 27, 2016