Barbara Ransby

Barbara Ransby is a historian, author and longtime activist. She has been involved in the Black freedom movement, feminist and women’s organizations, and social and economic justice projects for nearly forty years. Dr. Ransby received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ransby is author of three books and numerous articles and book chapters.

Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)