This week on Campus Voices, we spoke with professor Emerald Christopher-Byrd of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Christopher-Byrd studies the socio-political position of black women in the United States. She has been an expert panelist discussing race and gender at various venues, and her published research examines the cultural politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality and their influence in public policy.
We talked with Dr. Christopher-Byrd about how feminism and hip-hop are related, how feminism has evolved in modern times and how sexual misconduct has become a major issue in the country.
Emerald Christopher-Byrd, recorded on November 14, 2017. First aired on November 30, 2017.
About our Guest
Professor Emerald Christopher-Byrd earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2015. A University of Delaware alumna, Dr. Christopher-Byrd has been an expert on many panels with titles such as “Malcolm X Through a Feminist Lens” and “Feminists, What’s Good?: Black Women, Race, and Sexuality.” She has also been a university administrator in residence life and has adjudicated sexual assault and physical violence cases.
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Photos courtesy of The University of Delaware’s Department of Women and Gender Studies