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Giddings is the author of two books on the social and political
history of African-American women: When and Where I Enter: The Impact
on Black Women on Race and Sex in America: and In Search of Sisterhood:
Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement.
She is also the editor of Burning All Illusions, an anthology of
articles on race published by the Nation magazine from 1867 to 2000.
Her forthcoming biography of the anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells
will be published by Harper/Collins.
Professor Giddings is a former book editor
and journalist who has written extensively on international and
national issues and has been published by the Washington Post, the
New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeune Afrique (Paris),
The Nation, and the journals Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
and Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women, among other publications.
Before attaining the position of Professor of African-American Studies
at Smith College, Ms. Giddings had taught at Spelman College, where
she was a United Negro Fund Distinguished Scholar; Douglass College/Rutgers
University as the Laurie Chair in Womens Studies; and Princeton
and Duke Universities.
Paula Giddings has been awarded fellowships
by the Guggenheim Foundation; the National Humanities Center in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; and the Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She has
also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Bennett College and Wesleyan
University, and was named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Ms.
Giddings is also the proud recipient of the Candace Award from the
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and the Anna Julia Cooper
Award from Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women.
Her book, When and Where I Enter was
an alternate selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and was called
“a landmark study destined to become a prime sourcebook”
by Publisher’s Weekly; the “best interpretation of Black
women and race and sex that we have” by the Women’s
Review of Books; and a “jarringly fresh interpretation”
by the New York Times Book Review. The book has been translated
into Japanese and Dutch and is used widely in college courses throughout
the country. The Washington Post called In Search of Sisterhood
a “fitting sequel to [Professor. Giddings’] acclaimed
first book.” The Los Angeles Times noted that it “succeeds
as a detailed study of an organization that has touched the lives
of some of the most prominent Black women in America.”
Ms Giddings is a member of P.E.N., a
writers’ group; the Authors’ Guild Foundation; Women’s
World, an organization fighting gender-based censorship around the
world; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Coalition of 100 Black