Crystal Feimster: "Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching"

CRYSTAL N. FEIMSTER, a native of North Carolina, is an assistant
professor in the Department of African American Studies and the
American Studies Program at Yale University, where she teaches a range
of courses in 19th and 20th century African American history, women’s
history, and southern history. She has also taught at Boston College,
UNC-Chapel Hill, and Princeton.  She earned her Masters Degree and Ph.
D. in history from Princeton University and her BA in History and
Women’s Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her publications include “A New
Generation of Women Historians,” in Voices of Women Historians The
Personal, the Political, and the Professional, edited by Nuper
Chaudhuri and Eileen Boris (1999), “Not So Ivory:  African American
Women Historians Creating Academic Communities,” in Telling Histories:
Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower, edited by Deborah Gray White
(2008), and “General Benjamin Butler & the threat of sexual
violence during the American Civil War,” Daedalus (American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, Spring, 2009). She has most recently completed
Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching  (Harvard
University Press, 2009), which examines the roles of both black and
white women in the politics of racial and sexual violence in the
American South.  She is currently working on a project on rape and the
American Civil War.