African Women’s Movements in the Twentieth Century: A Hidden History
Friday, November 22, 2013- Grand Ballroom Salon VI

Delivered by Iris Berger, Vincent O’Leary Professor of History at the University at Albany, State University of New York

The African Studies Review together with the ASA Board launched a distinguished lecture in 2011, with the aim of featuring state of the art research in African Studies. This year, we have the pleasure of having Iris Berger with us.

Berger received her Ph.D. in African history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her numerous publications include the award-winning Religion and Resistance: East African Kingdoms in the Precolonial Period; Women and Class in Africa, ed. with Claire Robertson; Threads of Solidarity: Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980; Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Restoring Women to History, with E. Frances White; and South Africa in World History. She has served as President of the African Studies Association, as Vice President for Research of the American Historical Association and as an editor of the Journal of African History. She has also been a Board Member of the Social Science Research Council and the ASA delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also served as the Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Chair of the History Department at the University at Albany. She has received research funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, and the Rockefeller Foundation and was a recipient of the Distinguished Africanist Award from the New York African Studies Association.