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Professor Premilla Nadasen appointed as the 2019 Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professorship

26th April 2019

Congratulations to Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History at Barnard College, who has been appointed as this year’s Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professor in Politics and International Relations!

Professor Nadasen researches race, gender, social policy, and organising in US history. Her most recent book, Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women who Built a Movement, focuses on activism among African American domestic workers in the 1960s and 1970s. She is currently writing a biography of South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba and collaborating on the We Dream in Black Project. In addition, she serves on the advisory committee of the New York Historical Society's Center for Women's History and is President of the National Women's Studies Association. Outside of academia,she has been involved in social justice work for over 30 years, campaigning on a diverse range of issues from workers’ rights to antiapartheid.

Professor Nadasen commented: ‘I am very much looking forward to joining the faculty at Pembroke College and embarking on research for my biography of Miriam Makeba.  The speaker series, Radical Histories of Anti-Racist Activism and Organizing, will bring together a stellar groups of scholars, activists and writers who will address how we can learn from and generate new political imaginaries based on past and present struggles for racial and gender justice.’

Professor Nadasen’s upcoming seminar series is set to begin at College in May. For more information on these seminars, please click here.

The Fulbright Pembroke College Oxford Visiting Professorship contributes to the intellectual life of the college through seminars, public lectures and curriculum development in any discipline related to politics and international relations. The Professorship aims to reflect and extend Senator Fulbright's political and intellectual legacy. Senator J. William Fulbright studied at Pembroke College as a Rhodes Scholar, and the Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 to foster greater cultural understanding and scholarship between the US and UK.

Professor Premilla Nadasen
Professor Premilla Nadasen