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Always Black, Always Woman; An Examination of Black Feminist Activism in Education

Graham, DaVonna (2023) Always Black, Always Woman; An Examination of Black Feminist Activism in Education. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation takes up Black Feminist Theories as they have been operationalized in multiple forms in varying education contexts. The three studies presented include an historical and thematic review of literature on Black Feminist Theories as well as investigations of Black Feminist activism exercised in both a higher education and grass roots organizing contexts. Findings suggest that Black women value and benefit from mentorship and create counter-spaces for Black students and colleagues. Further, Black women have utilized Black Feminist approaches as they navigate and aim to dismantle oppressive education systems. Finally, this research demonstrates the need for Black Feminist Methodologies that center Black women’s experiential knowledge, provide for humanizing research practices and elevate the perspectives and revelations of Black women.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Graham, DaVonnadlg76@pitt.edudlg76
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKinloch, Valerievkinloch@pitt.eduvkinloch
Committee CoChairDelale-O'Connor, Loriloridoc@pitt.eduloridoc
Committee MemberDancy, Elontedancy@pitt.edutenancy
Committee MemberHuguley, Jameshuguley@pitt.eduHuguley
Committee MemberMilner,
Date: 11 January 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 14 November 2022
Approval Date: 11 January 2023
Submission Date: 1 December 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 133
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Instruction and Learning
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Feminism, Black feminist theory, activism
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 19:21
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 16:50


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