A section of a Special Issue of the Journal of International Women’s Studies dedicated to pioneering Black Lesbian Feminist scholar, activist, artist, teacher Angela Bowen, Ph.D. (1936-2018), one of the first scholars to receive a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies. The special issue contains sample materials from Bowen’s archive, which will be housed at Spelman College, including writings, audio and video of speeches, and photos documenting her career as a dancer, her friendship with and scholarship on Audre Lorde, her activism on Black lesbian and gay issues, and her career in Women’s Studies, among other topics. This section focuses on Bowen’s contributions to the field of Women’s Studies as a professor at California State University Long Beach and active member of the National Women’s Studies Association with publications and talks that highlight the advantages of interdisciplinarity and the need for the field to maintain a central focus on women and lesbians of color.
Oishi, Eve and Abod, Jennifer
Women’s Studies and Interdisciplinarity.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(8), 226-228.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss8/77