Vivian May Elected President of the National Women’s Studies Association

Vivian May, an associate professor in the department of women’s and gender studies at Syracuse University in New York, has been elected president of the National Women’s Studies Association. When she takes office in November, she will be the first president of the organization who has a Ph.D. in women’s studies. Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has more than 2,000 individual and 350 institutional members.

Dr. May is the author of Anna Julia Cooper: Visionary Black Feminist (Routledge, 2007). Before joining the faculty at Syracuse University, Dr. May taught at Texas Woman’s University, Columbia University, and William Paterson University.

Dr. May is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies from Emory University in Atlanta.

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