Patricia Hill Collins
Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of Sociology within the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Her award-winning books include Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment; and Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism. She is also author of Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice; From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism; Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities; and The Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies, edited with John Solomos. Her anthology Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, 8th edition, edited with Margaret Andersen, is widely used in undergraduate classrooms in over 200 colleges and universities.
Professor Collins has taught at several institutions, held editorial positions with professional journals, lectured widely in the United States and internationally, served in many capacities in professional organizations, and has acted as consultant for a number of community organizations. In 2008, she became the 100th President of the American Sociological Association, the first African American woman elected to this position in the organization’s 104-year history.
Her most recent book, On Intellectual, a collection of essays and speeches on Black feminism, critical education, public sociology, racial politics and intellectual activism and other major themes from her work has just been published by Temple University Press. She is currently working on a manuscript about emancipatory knowledge with the working title Intersectionality and the Politics of Knowledge.