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Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities 2022-23: Faculty Reading Group


This year's Robert Viscusi Faculty Reading Group will focus on several foundational texts of Woman of Color Feminism:

All The Women Are White, All The Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave
edited by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith, Feminist Press at CUNY, 2015


This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (Fortieth Anniversary Edition)
edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga, SUNY Press, 2021


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith
edited by Alethia Jones and Virgina Eubanks, SUNY Press, 2014

Barbara Smith's leadership helped define the fields of Black Women's Studies and Women of Color Feminism and to transform university curricula and hiring more broadly. The reading group will examine that transformation as well as consider what happens when the work of Women of Color Feminists is centered in our own courses and on campus. 

Given that Barbara Smith's visit is in March 2023, we encourage faculty to incorporate these texts into courses they are planning for the Spring semester.

The reading group will be led by Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and Prof. Gaston Alonso, Interim Director of the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute. Previous knowledge of Woman of Color Feminism is not required.

The group will meet ONLINE from 4-5:30pm on the following Mondays:

Monday September 19

Monday October 17

Monday November 14

The reading group is open to ALL faculty and staff. To register, please email:

The deadline to register is Monday September 12.

Note: These books are all available as ebooks in the Library's Collections, with funding provided by the Wolfe Institute. Refer to the links above for access.