Celebrating Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, which is recognized each year in March, meet some of the OU faculty members and students whose research and scholarship is helping advance our understanding and perspectives of women’s history.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Professor Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a poet, novelist, critic, scholar and educator in the Department of English in the OU College of Arts and Sciences. Her latest book, The Age of Phillis, was selected for the longlist of the National Book Awards 2020 for Poetry, NPR’s “Best Books of 2020,” and was recently honored with the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry. The book contains a collection of poems that imagine the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters, the first African American woman to publish a book of poetry.
Professor Sandie Holguín teaches in the Department of History and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Women’s History, a scholarly journal that showcases the dynamic international field of women’s history.
Brittney Brown is a doctoral candidate in literary and culture studies in the Department of English. Her current research is on American crime fiction written by women from 1947-1959, the period just prior to the Second Wave feminist movement of the 1960s through the late 1980s.
Michelle Lanteri is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, doctoral candidate and instructor of record in art history in the School of Visual Arts in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. Her dissertation focuses on Native North American artists and Southwest exhibition practices, examining the legacies and relationships between Native women’s leadership and their arts and exhibition practices over the past century.
By Chelsea Julian
Article Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021