CFP: Black Women Intellectuals in U.S. History

Dr. Hettie V. Williams Discussion

Call for Papers:

Edited Volume on Black Women Intellectuals in U.S. History

Tentative Title:

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History




Hettie V. Williams

Project Description:

This is an edited volume of scholarly essays on Black women intellectuals in modern U.S. History. These essays will be written from a historical perspective and employ gender analysis, with an emphasis on Black women’s voices, focusing on the central relevance of black women intellectuals in the development of U.S. society and culture. The collection will cover the historical period from the late nineteenth century to the present including essays on Black women from various arenas of American life such as in the social sciences, history, literature, politics, education, medicine, science, and entertainment.

Submission Guidelines:

The editor seeks essays of 6,000 to 8,000 words on topics related to Black women intellectuals in U.S. history. Your submissions must be typed, double spaced, with full reference endnotes completed using the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and forwarded as a word document by January 5, 2015 to for consideration. Contact Hettie V. Williams at if you have further questions.