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Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Keynote Speaker: Former President of the National Women's Studies Association; Founding Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall Biography

Beverly Guy-Sheftall is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. For many years she was a visiting professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she taught graduate courses in Women’s Studies. At the age of sixteen, she entered Spelman College where she majored in English and minored in secondary education. After graduating with honors, she attended Wellesley College for a fifth year of study in English. In 1968, she entered Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in English. A year later she began her first teaching job in the Department of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1971 she returned to her alma mater Spelman College and joined the English Department.

She has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which have been noted as seminal works by other scholars, including the first anthology on Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature, which she coedited with Roseann P. Bell and Bettye Parker Smith; her dissertation, Daughters of Sorrow: Attitudes Toward Black Women, 1880-1920; Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought; an anthology she co-edited with Rudolph Byrd entitled Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality; a book coauthored with Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities; an anthology, I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, co-edited with Rudolph P. Bryd, Johnnetta B. Cole, and Guy-Sheftall; an anthology, Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies, with Stanlie James and Frances Smith Foster. Her most recent publication is an anthology co-edited with Johnnetta B. Cole, Who Should Be First: Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign. In 1983 she became founding co-editor of Sage: A Scholarly Journal of Black Women which was devoted exclusively to the experiences of women of African descent. She is the past president of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017).

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall Videos

Beverly Guy-Sheftall - The Study of African American Women's Writing
Professor Guy-Sheftall Keynote Address
Anita Hill with Beverly Guy-Sheftall: Reimagining Equality

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Women, Women's Rights, Professors, Diversity, Editing, Writing, Political, Government and Women's History Month.

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Women, Women's Rights and Professors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Beverly Guy-Sheftall for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Beverly Guy-Sheftall generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alice Walker, Dolores Huerta and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Beverly Guy-Sheftall for an upcoming event.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall Videos

Beverly Guy-Sheftall - The Study of African American Women's Writing
Professor Guy-Sheftall Keynote Address
Anita Hill with Beverly Guy-Sheftall: Reimagining Equality
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall - The making of brave
Tribute to Alice Walker: friend Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Beverly Guy-Sheftall Reviews

  • With deepest gratitude, we so appreciated Beverly Guy-Sheftall's presence at our 2018 No Limits! Student Research and Creativity Conference. Her animated keynote delivery and responsiveness exceeded all of my expectations. To get to hear from a founder of Black Women's Studies who is an intersectional radical Black feminist was incredibly edifying for all present. As a conference organizer, I was so ecstatic that our students, faculty and staff got to hear her lifelong commitment, wisdom and passion. That she shared some of her personal narrative was a gift to us all. I'd highly recommend Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall with my strongest acclamation.
    The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, a public body corporate, for and on the behalf of the University of Nebraska at Omaha - Mar 12 2018

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