Dr. Treva B. Lindsey

Colored No More:

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.



Colored No More: New Negro Womanhood in Washington, D.C, University of Illinois Press, forthcoming Fall 2016

“A Short Review Essay of New Works in Black Feminist Pornography Studies,” Signs, forthcoming Autumn 2016

“The #BlackFeministFiyah Re-Up: An Introduction,” The Black Scholar, forthcoming, Spring 2016

“Introduction: A Love Letter to Black Feminism,” The Black Scholar, (Vol. 45. No. 4), October 2015, pp.1-6.

“Post-Ferguson: A “Herstorical” Approach to Black Violability,” Feminist Studies, (Vol. 41. No. 1), April 2015, pp. 232-237.

“Let Me Blow Your Mind: Hip Hop Feminist Futures in Theory and Praxis,” Urban Education, Special Issue: Theories, Concepts, and Methods in Hip Hop Education, (Vol. 50, 1) January 2015, pp. 52-77.

“Contemporary Observations on Ula Y. Taylor’s: “Making Waves: The Theory and Practice of Black Feminism,”” The Black Scholar, (Vol. 44, 3) December 2014, pp. 48-51.

“Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom,” co-written with Jessica M. Johnson, Meridians: Feminism, Race, and Transnationalism, Special Issue: Harriet Tubman (Vol. 12, 2) Fall 2014, pp. 169-196.

“If You Look In My Life: Love, Hip Hop Soul and Contemporary African American Womanhood,” African American Review Special Issue: Hip Hop and the Literary (Vol. 46,1) Spring 2014, pp. 87-99.

“Climbing the Hilltop: In Search of a New Negro Womanhood Ethos at Howard University,” in Escape From New York: The “Harlem Renaissance” Reconsidered, eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, University of Minnesota Press, September 2013.

“Complicated Crossroads: Black Feminisms, Sex Positivism, and Popular Culture,” African and Black Diaspora Special Issue on Feminist and Gender Theorizing in the Black Diaspora (Vol. 6, 1) March 2013, pp. 55-65.

““One Time For My Girls”: African American Girlhood, Empowerment, and Popular Visual Culture,” Journal of African American Studies, Special Issue: Black Girls’ and Women’s Resistance Strategies (Vol. 17, 1) March 2013, pp. 22-34.

“Black No More: Skin Bleaching and the Emergence of New Negro Womanhood,” The Journal of Pan African Studies, Special Issue; Global White Supremacy and Skin Bleaching in Africa and Her Diaspora (Vol. 4, 4) June 2011, pp. 96-115.


The Feminist Wire February 2013

Love In a Time of Scandal

The Feminist Wire April 2014
Al Jazeera August 2015
The Black Scholar October 2015
Cosmopolitan November 2015
Cosmopolitan December 2015

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Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. Colored No More traces how African American women of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century made significant strides toward making the nation’s capital a more equal and dynamic urban center.