University of Pittsburgh
March 14, 2010

Women's and Ethnic Studies Professor Abby L. Ferber to Lecture at Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems March 16


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-Abby L. Ferber, director of a national center that explores how race and ethnicity intersect with privilege and oppression, will deliver a lecture at the University of Pittsburgh titled "'There Is More to Me Than White': Moving From Whiteness Studies to Privilege Studies" from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 16 at Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Ferber's talk is part of the Reed Smith Spring 2010 Speaker Series and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

Ferber is known as a leading scholar of the United States' extreme right wing. A professor of women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, she also is director of the university's Matrix Center, a leading national resource that examines the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality as they interact with one another and with other aspects of privilege, oppression, and inequality.

Ferber is the author of "White Man Falling: Race, Gender, and White Supremacy" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), coauthor of "Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know?" (American Sociological Association, 2000) and "Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out" (Rowman & Littlefield 2002), and editor of "Home-Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism" (Routledge, 2003).

Ferber's articles have been widely published in academic journals, and she is a frequent presenter at meetings of the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She has presented many workshops on the subjects of hate crime, the far right, and teaching about hate.