Professor Dang is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Washington (Seattle). Dang received her training at Stanford and Yale, where she specialized in American history and African American studies. Professor Dang’s research is rooted in the nineteenth century but speaks to recent trends in historical scholarship and, more broadly, to the ongoing struggle for a more equitable world. She has presented papers across the United States and at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, as her approach is highly regarded in the field. Her research agenda is guided by Black women’s history and Black feminist theory. In particular, she looks at the history of Black women’s activism and the intersections between gender and Black movements for freedom throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Research/Teaching areas: 19th Century, African American, Atlantic World, Caribbean, Comparative Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Slavery, United States