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Patricia Hill Collins

African-American scholar

1948   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, Brandeis University, Harvard Graduate School of Education
occupation: philosopher, sociologist, university teacher
award received: Jessie Bernard Award, W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship award, American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Patricia Hill Collins (born May 1, 1948) is an American academic specialising in race, class and gender. She is 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 a past President of the American Sociological Association. Collins was the 100th president of the ASA and the first African-American woman to hold this position.Collins's work primarily concerns issues involving feminism, gender, and social inequality 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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