CSWS Names New Coordinator for Women of Color Project
New Leadership for 2011-12
Charise Cheney , associate professor, University of Oregon Department of Ethnic Studies, is the new coordinator of the Women of Color Project at the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. Cheney’s research interests include African-American popular and political cultures, black nationalist ideologies and practices, and gender and sexuality. She is the author of Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden Age of Rap Nationalism (New York: New York University Press, 2005) and is currently working on a book about black resistance to school desegregation in Topeka, Kansas in the decade before Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. She earned her PhD at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.