Patricia Hill Collins

Philosopher, Author

1948 –

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Who is Patricia Hill Collins?

Patricia Hill Collins is currently a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also the former head of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and the past President of the American Sociological Association Council. Collins was the 100th president of the ASA and the first African American woman to hold this position.

Collins' work primarily concerns issues involving feminism and gender within the African-American community. She first came to national attention for her book Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment, originally published in 1990.

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Born
May 1, 1948
Philadelphia
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brandeis University
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • University of Maryland, College Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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