In this special Women's History Month episode Ph.D. student Tiana Wilson sits down with Drs. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross to discuss their most recent book, A Black Women's History of the United States.
Daina Ramey Berry holds the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professorship of History and is a Fellow of Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and the George W. Littlefield Professorship in American History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Associate Dean of The Graduate School and director of the American Association of Universities PhD Education Initiative at UT Austin. Berry is the award-winning author and editor of six books and several scholarly articles including A Black Women’s History of the United States (with Kali Nicole Gross, Beacon, 2020); The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to the Grave, in the Building of a Nation (Beacon, 2017); and Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (Illinois, 2007).
Kali Nicole Gross is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and she is the National Publications Director for the Association of Black Women Historians. Her expertise and opinion pieces have been featured in press outlets such as BBC News, Vanity Fair, TIME, HuffPo, The Root, and The Washington Post. She has appeared on venues such as ABC, NBC, NPR, and C-Span. Her award-winning books include Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910 (Duke University Press, 2006) and Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her latest book, co-authored with Daina Ramey Berry, is A Black Women’s History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2020). Follow her on Twitter @KaliGrossPhD
Tiana Wilson is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of History with a portfolio in Women and Gender Studies, here at UT-Austin. Her broader research interests include: Black Women’s Internationalism, Black Women’s Intellectual History, Women of Color Organizing, and Third World Feminism. More specifically, her dissertation explores women of color feminist movements in the U.S. from the 1960s to the present. At UT, she is the Graduate Research Assistant for the Institute for Historical Studies, coordinator of the New Work in Progress Series, and a research fellow for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.