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“Sisters in the Statehouse” Lecture Dr. Nadia Brown
February 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm6:30 pm
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis invites you to explore the history of the woman suffrage movement beyond the tales of its iconic leaders. Join us as we examine how women’s political work varies across boundaries of race, class, and religion.
Nadia E. Brown (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is a University Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University. She specializes in Black women’s politics and holds a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Brown’s research interests lie broadly in identity politics, legislative studies, and Black women’s studies. While trained as a political scientist, her scholarship on intersectionality seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity. Brown’s Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making (Oxford University press, 2014) has been awarded the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ 2015 W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award, 2015 Anna Julia Cooper Award from the Association for the Study of Black Women and Politics, and the 2015 Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue University Faculty Research Award.
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