Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins (born May 1, 1948) is an American academic specializing in race, class, and gender. She is a distinguished university professor of sociology emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park.[1] She is also the former head of the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and a past president of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Collins was the 100th president of the ASA and the first African-American woman to hold this position.[2]

Patricia Hill Collins
Patricia Hill

(1948-05-01) May 1, 1948 (age 75)
Roger Collins
(m. 1977)
Children1 (Valerie Lisa Collins)
Academic background
EducationPhiladelphia High School for Girls, Brandeis University (BA, PhD)
Harvard University (MA)
ThesisRace, Gender and Labor Market Structure (1983)
Academic work
Disciplinefeminist sociology
School or tradition
Notable worksBlack Feminist Thought (1990)
Notable ideasIntersectionality, matrix of domination, controlling images

Collins's work primarily concerns issues involving race, gender, and social inequality within the African-American community. She gained national attention for her book Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990.[3]

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