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  • Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor
    University of Delaware
    34 W. Delaware Ave.
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-8704

    Biography

    Dr. Christopher-Byrd’s research examines the socio-political position of Black women in the United States. She regularly serves as an expert on panels and publishes scholarly articles on the cultural politics of race, class, gender and sexuality and their translation into public policy and social institutions. An alumna of the University of Delaware, she holds Master of Arts degrees in Education and Human Development and Women’s Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Language, Literacy and Culture. Prior to entering the professoriate, Dr. Christopher-Byrd served as a University administrator in residence life, student activities and judicial services, where she adjudicated disciplinary cases involving sexual assault and physical violence. 

    Degrees

    Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2015.

    M.A., Women’s Studies, The George Washington University, 2011.

    M.A., Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University, 2007.

    B.A., English and Women’s Studies, the University of Delaware, 2004.

    Current Projects

    • “Feminists, What’s Good?: Black Women, Race, and Sexuality,” The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hempstead, NY (Forthcoming June 2017).

    • “Twenty-First Century Jane Crow: Racialized Gendered Borders and the Black Body,” The National Women’s Studies Association, Montréal, Québec (Forthcoming November 2016).

    • “Malcolm X Through the Feminist Lens,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC , February 2016.

    • “Black Rage:’ Teaching Gender, Race, and Class in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName,” The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, April 2016.

    • “Generational Feminism,” BRAVE Summit, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 2016.

     • “Manology:” The Construction of Black Masculinity in Relationship Advice Literature,” The National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2015.

    • “Policing Bodies & Beings: The Politics of Black Womanhood,” Roundtable discussion in honor of Black History month at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, February 2014.

    • “Black Women in the Media: The Politics of Black Womanhood,” The University of Delaware, Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Newark, DE, October 2014.

    Current and Past Courses

    • WOMS 200: Cultural Introduction to Sexualities and Gender Studies

    • WOMS 202: Women's Studies in Global Context

    • WOMS 260: Women: Cultural Representations: Hip-Hop and Feminism

 

 

34 W. Delaware Ave.Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass485C9E0D7FE0489E82E808ED49272090"><p>Dr. Christopher-Byrd’s research examines the socio-political position of Black women in the United States. She regularly serves as an expert on panels and publishes scholarly articles on the cultural politics of race, class, gender and sexuality and their translation into public policy and social institutions. An alumna of the University of Delaware, she holds Master of Arts degrees in Education and Human Development and Women’s Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Language, Literacy and Culture. Prior to entering the professoriate, Dr. Christopher-Byrd served as a University administrator in residence life, student activities and judicial services, where she adjudicated disciplinary cases involving sexual assault and physical violence. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassFB99D7F21A684B71B0F849884F4A2B05"><p>Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2015.</p><p>M.A., Women’s Studies, The George Washington University, 2011.</p><p>M.A., Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University, 2007.</p><p>B.A., English and Women’s Studies, the University of Delaware, 2004.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass0AAEB8D6DD70465686B3AC6FF421C685"><p>• “Feminists, What’s Good?: Black Women, Race, and Sexuality,” The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hempstead, NY (Forthcoming June 2017).</p><p>• “Twenty-First Century Jane Crow: Racialized Gendered Borders and the Black Body,” The National Women’s Studies Association, Montréal, Québec (Forthcoming November 2016).</p><p>• “Malcolm X Through the Feminist Lens,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC , February 2016.</p><p>• “Black Rage:’ Teaching Gender, Race, and Class in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName,” The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, April 2016.</p><p>• “Generational Feminism,” BRAVE Summit, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 2016.</p><p> • “Manology:” The Construction of Black Masculinity in Relationship Advice Literature,” The National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2015.</p><p>• “Policing Bodies & Beings: The Politics of Black Womanhood,” Roundtable discussion in honor of Black History month at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, February 2014.</p><p>• “Black Women in the Media: The Politics of Black Womanhood,” The University of Delaware, Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Newark, DE, October 2014.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7B66192B8DA74F4E941F18DEE253969B"><p>• WOMS 200: Cultural Introduction to Sexualities and Gender Studies</p><p>• WOMS 202: Women's Studies in Global Context</p><p>• WOMS 260: Women: Cultural Representations: Hip-Hop and Feminism<br></p></div>DegreesCurrent ProjectsCurrent and Past Coursesecb@udel.eduChristopher-Byrd, Emerald302-831-8704<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Byrd%20Bios.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant Professor

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  • 34 West Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
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