The Living Thinkers Project
Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
Delores P. Aldridge, PhD, Emeritus, Grace Towns Hamilton Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Emory University

Michele Alexandre, JD, Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer, The University of Mississippi Law School

Anita L. Allen, JD/PhD, Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law  and Professor of Philosophy, University Of Pennsylvania

Zeola B. Allston, BA, Oakwood University

Brianne Baker, Undergraduate Student, New York University

Sylvia T. Bozeman, PhD, Emeritus, Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College

Jocelyn D. Briddell, PhD, Executive Director, Scarritt-Bennett Center

Erma B. Brooks, Oberlin College

Pamela E. Brooks, PhD, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College

Kimberly Brown, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

Cathy J. Cohen, PhD,  David and Mary Winton Green Professor Political Science and Chair, University of Chicago

Katherine Conway-Turner, PhD,  President,  Buffalo State College

Jannette L. Dates, PhD, Member, Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Dean Emeritus of School of Communications, Howard University

Dianne Diakite, PhD, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Religion, Emory University

Minneola L. Dixon, BA, Archivist, Oakwood University

Brenda Dixon Gottschild, PhD, Professor Emerita of Dance Studies, Temple University

Allison Dorsey, PhD, Professor of History, Swathmore College

Charlene D. Gilbert, MFA, Dean and Director of The Ohio State University at Lima and Professor in the Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Deborah Gray White, PhD, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

Beverly Greene, PhD, Professor of Psychology, St. John's University

Farah Jasmine Griffin, PhD, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies, Columbia University

Lani Guinier, JD, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard School of Law

Beverly Guy Sheftall, PhD, Founding Director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies and English, Spelman College

LaTisha Hammond, PhD, Assistant Professor of Honors and Biology, The George Washington University

Keeonna Harris, Graduate Student, Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Reverend Claudia Highbaugh, PhD, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Connecticut College

Tasha R. Inniss, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College

Shirley Jackson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Southern Connecticut State University

Monica Jenkins, BA, Administrative Assistant, Connecticut College

Crystal J. Lucky, PhD, Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies, Villanova University

D. Soyini Madison, PhD, Professor of Performance Studies and African and African Studies, Northwestern University

Rashida Ng, MArch, RA, Associate Professor of Architecture, Temple University

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michelle Parkerson, MFA, Founder & Producer of Eye of the Storm Productions

Imani Perry, JD/PhD, Professor for the Center for African American Studies and Faculty Associate for the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Christopher A. Robinson-Easley, PhD, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Malcolm X College

Carrie Sampson, PhD Candidate, Environmental and Public Affairs, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Bonnie Thornton Dill, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland

Adah L. Ward Randolph, PhD, Professor of Educational Studies, Ohio University

Anita Welbon, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Yvonne Welbon, MFA/PhD, Faculty, Journalism and Media Studies and Africana Women's Studies, Bennett College

Kariamu Welsh, PhD, Professor of Dance, Temple University

Renee T. White, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Simmons College

Ni'Ja Whitson, MFA,  Movement Research Artist in Residence, Lehman College

Emily R. Williams, MA, Associate Director of Social Justice Initiative, University of Illinois Chicago

Rhonda Y. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University

Sonja Williams, MFA, Associate Professor of Media, Journalism & Film, Howard University

Valerie Wise, LCSW, LCAC, Coordinator of Human Services Program, South Suburban College