Keisha Lindsay Keynote Speaker

  • Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender & Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Explores how the intersection of race, gender, and other inequalities shapes relationships in the workplace, the classroom, the family, and the criminal justice system
  • Author, In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools

Keisha Lindsay's Biography

Keisha Lindsay is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a speaker and expert on how the intersection of race, gender, and class inequality shapes public schooling, gay rights activism, sexual harassment, and police brutality.

She has received numerous honors and awards for her teaching and research including the 2021 Exceptional Service Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Michael Harrington Book Award. In addition, she is the recipient of the 2019 Alex Willingham Paper Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2016 Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Keisha Lindsay is the author of the critically acclaimed In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools, which examines the simultaneously anti-racist and sexist politics behind the push to establish separate schools for Black boys. Her second book manuscript in-progress explores how Anita Hill, Michelle Obama, and other self-defined Black ladies in the African diaspora use hyper-feminine grooming and demeanor to cast themselves as effective civic and political leaders in the fight against racism.

Keisha Lindsay is a member of the American Political Science  Association’s Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession, serves on the editorial board of The National Political Science Review and Politics & Gender, and is the Review Editor for Politics, Groups, and Identities. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in gender and development studies from The University of the West Indies, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Black studies from Amherst College.

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