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Black Women, Gender & Families

Vol. 3 (2009) - vol. 6 (2012)

Black Women, Gender & Families analyzes, develops, and furthers Black Women's Studies paradigms. It centers the study of Black women and gender within the critical discourses of history, the social sciences, and the humanities. Second, this journal provides an Africana/Black Studies and Women's Studies cross-field and interdisciplinary venue for Black womanist and Black feminist theories, methodologies, and analyses. Third, it more fully integrates gender as an analytic category, and strengthens Black Women's Studies as a paradigm for studying black women, gender, families, and communities—especially policy-related issues within the broader disciplines of Black Studies and Women's Studies. Fourth, this journal provides the space for interdisciplinary, comparative/transnational studies of Global Africa/the African Diaspora and other women, families, and communities of color, using Black Women's Studies frameworks.

BWGF is peer-reviewed and published in collaboration with the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published by: University of Illinois Press


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E-ISSN: 1944-6462
Print ISSN: 1935-2743

Editorial Board

Volume 6, Number 2, Fall 2012



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Tony Laing and Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Dorienna M. Alfred, Auburn University
Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Chancy, Louisiana State University
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Tamara Bertrand Jones, Florida State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kimberly King-Jupiter, Lewis University
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Clarence Lang, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Harriett I. Means, Troy University
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King’s College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2012



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Tony Laing and Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Dorienna M. Alfred, Auburn University
Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Chancy, Louisiana State University
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Tamara Bertrand Jones, Florida State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kimberly King-Jupiter, Lewis University
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Clarence Lang, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Harriett I. Means, Troy University
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King’s College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2011



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Tony Laing and Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Dorienna M. Alfred, Auburn University
Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Chancy, Louisiana State University
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Tamara Bertrand Jones, Florida State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kimberly King-Jupiter, Lewis University
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Clarence Lang, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Harriett I. Means, Troy University
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King’s College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2011



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Tony Laing and Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Dorienna M. Alfred, Auburn University
Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Chancy, Louisiana State University
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Tamara Bertrand Jones, Florida State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kimberly King-Jupiter, Lewis University
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Clarence Lang, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Harriett I. Means, Troy University
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King’s College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 2010



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Tony Laing and Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Dorienna M. Alfred, Auburn University
Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Chancy, Louisiana State University
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Tamara Bertrand Jones, Florida State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kimberly King-Jupiter, Lewis University
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Clarence Lang, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Harriett I. Means, Troy University
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King’s College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 2010



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King's College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2009



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King's College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2009



Editor

Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editor

Shywon Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Editorial Board

Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University
Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

Associate Editors

Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharon Harley, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Editorial Advisory Board

Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
Rose M. Brewer, University of Minnesota
Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center
Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University
Barbara Omolade, Calvin College
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Chang, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contributing Editors

Bernice McNair Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan Battle, Hunter College-City University of New York
Daina Ramey Berry, Michigan State University
A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland, College Park
Florence B. Bonner, Howard University
Daphne Brooks, Princeton University
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Vanessa A. Brown, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Cacho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rachel R. Chapman, University of Washington, Seattle
Menesha Desai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Grim, Indiana University, Bloomington
Shirley A. Hill, University of Kansas
Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University
Aurora P. Jackson, University of California, Los Angeles
K. Sue Jewell, The Ohio State University
Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California
Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
Anthony J. Lemelle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carole Marks, University of Delaware
Shawnrece Miller, Stetson University
Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, George Mason University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College-City University of New York
Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne R. Roschelle, State University of New York at New Paltz
Valerie A. Smith, Princeton University
Kimberly Springer, King's College London
Ula Y. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Monica White, Wayne State University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park
Leon C. Wilson, Wayne State University