Evelyn Simien

Evelyn M. Simien is Associate Director of the Humanities Institute, Associate Editor of Polity (the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association), and Associate professor of Political Science, jointly appointed with the Institute for African American Studies. A nationally recognized teacher, she was awarded the 2006 Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Professor Simien teaches Black leadership and Civil Rights, Black feminist theory and politics, Women and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as African American Politics. Her research focuses on African American women as political actors with a special emphasis on how interlocking systems of oppression uphold and sustain each other in contemporary American politics.

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