Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown

Women’s Studies


    Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown teaches in the Departments of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is the co-editor of the 2-volume Black Women in U.S. History: An Historical Encyclopedia and of a 2-volume textbook, Major Problems in African American History. Her articles on African American women’s history have been awarded the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best article in southern women’s history, the Letitia Brown Memorial Publication Prize for best article in black women’s history, the Martin Luther King Jr. Prize for best article in African American history, and the Anna Julia Cooper Prize for distinguished scholarship in black women’s studies. She has held fellowships from the W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University, and The American Philosophical Society. A past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians, Professor Barkley Brown currently serves on the Editorial Board of Women and U.S. Social Movements, 1600-2000.