Rutgers, Africana Studies

ImageDr. Gayle T. Tate is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Africana Studies Department and a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a past and current Chairperson of the Department of Africana Studies. Her published work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals including The Western Journal of Black Studies, Women & Politics, The National Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Annual Review, Third World in Perspective, Black Women’s History at the Intersection of Knowledge and Power, and the Journal of Black Studies. Her work has also appeared in several encyclopedias including Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. She was an associate editor for Africana: An Introduction & Study (1999); the co-editor of Dimensions of Black Conservatism in the United States: Made in America (2002); The Black Urban CommunityThe Black Experience in America (2006). She is the author of Unknown Tongues: Black Women’s Political Activism in the Antebellum Era, 1830-1860 (2003) and co-author of Rights for a Season: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in Richmond Virginia (2003). Dr. Tate’s book, Unknown Tongues was a Choice recommendation in 2004 and her book, Rights for a Season was the 2004 winner of the Best Book Award for Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association (2006).

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  • W.E.B. Dubois
    W.E.B. Dubois
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