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Scholar of race and gender honored with Gittler Prize

Patricia Hill Collins '69, PhD '84, an eminent scholar who has dedicated her career to understanding the intersections of race, gender and class, will receive the fifth annual Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize for lasting and outstanding scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and religious relations.

Collins is the author of seven books, including the seminal “Black Feminist Thought,” and is currently a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She served as the 100th president of the American Sociological Association and was the first African-American woman to hold that office. 

Collins will present a lecture, "With My Mind Set on Freedom: Black Feminism, Intersectionality and Social Justice," and receive the $25,000 Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Rapaporte Treasure Hall.

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Date: September 16, 2013