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Faculty Member

Lupe Davidson

Associate Dean for Social Justice, Faculty Development, and Innovation; and Woodburn Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Davidson’s main field of research is black women’s studies where she is primarily known for her analysis of black women’s agency, critiques of Global South feminism, and her attempts to put continental philosophy in dialogue with diasporic black feminist theory. Dr. Davidson is the author of Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism (2017) and The Rhetoric of Race: Toward a Revolutionary Construction of Black Identity (2007; translated into Spanish 2009) and the co-editor of five collections. She has also authored several articles and book chapters. Along with her colleagues at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Davidson has conducted extensive field work in northern Uganda (2015-), including interviewing 180 members of various grassroots women's organizations (2016-2019), organizing CITI training for several Ugandan translators (2019) and helping to organize two grassroots women’s peace conferences in Gulu, Uganda (2018 & 2019). She co-edits (with Dr. John Harris and Dr. David Monk) Borderless: A Book Series Dedicated to Coalitional Politics, Interdisciplinarity, Community Building, Participatory Research, and Disruptive Thought https://wvupressonline.com/series/borderless