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Tanisha C. Ford

Tanisha C. Ford

Keynote Speaker: Author, Cultural Critic and Professor of Africana Studies & History

Tanisha C. Ford Biography

Tanisha C. Ford is a foremost voice speaking on the intersection of politics and culture. She is an award-winning writer, cultural critic, and Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History at the University of Delaware. Her commitment to social justice and communities of color is evident in everything she produces.

A native of a mid-sized Midwestern city most people have never heard of, Ford enjoys telling the histories of often-overlooked people and places. Her work centers on social movement history, feminist issues, material culture, the built environment, black life in the Rust Belt, girlhood studies, and fashion, beauty, and body politics. She makes connections between the past and the present in ways that shed refreshing new light on contemporary cultural and political issues.

Ford is the author of three books: "Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion" (St. Martins, June 2019), "Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful" (Aperture, May 2019), and "Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul" (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. "Liberated Threads" won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history. Her research has been supported by prestigious institutions such as the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Black Music Research, among others.

Her writing and cultural commentary have been featured in diverse media outlets and publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, ELLE.com, The Root, Aperture, The Feminist Wire, Cognoscenti, the New Yorker, Ebony, NPR: Code Switch, Fusion, News One, New York Magazine: The Cut, Yahoo! Style, Vibe Vixen, CBSNews, WNYC, and New York City’s HOT 97.

A dynamic speaker, Ford is regularly invited to give lectures and serve as a roundtable discussant at universities across the country and cultural institutions around the world including: the Brooklyn Museum, the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Museum of the City of New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), National Arts Club, Parson’s The New School for Design, Ritsumeikan University (Japan), the Black Europe Summer School (Netherlands), and the University of London. Her lectures take audiences on a roller coaster ride of emotions, as she weaves together obscure stories of America’s Jim Crow past with the latest news headlines.

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Tanisha C. Ford Videos

Amazing Grace feat. Dr. Tanisha Ford
Aperture Conversations: Tanisha C. Ford in conversation with Jamel Shabazz
Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle | Tanisha C. Ford

How to book Tanisha C. Ford?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tanisha C. Ford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tanisha C. Ford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tanisha C. Ford or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tanisha C. Ford?

Booking fees for Tanisha C. Ford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tanisha C. Ford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tanisha C. Ford?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tanisha C. Ford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tanisha C. Ford for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tanisha C. Ford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tanisha C. Ford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tanisha C. Ford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Education and Diversity. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Tanisha C. Ford generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ijeoma Oluo, Charlene Carruthers and Janet Mock. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tanisha C. Ford for an upcoming event.

Tanisha C. Ford Videos

Amazing Grace feat. Dr. Tanisha Ford
Aperture Conversations: Tanisha C. Ford in conversation with Jamel Shabazz
Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle | Tanisha C. Ford

How to book Tanisha C. Ford?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tanisha C. Ford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tanisha C. Ford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tanisha C. Ford or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tanisha C. Ford?

Booking fees for Tanisha C. Ford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tanisha C. Ford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tanisha C. Ford?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tanisha C. Ford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tanisha C. Ford for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tanisha C. Ford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tanisha C. Ford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tanisha C. Ford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Education and Diversity. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Tanisha C. Ford generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ijeoma Oluo, Charlene Carruthers and Janet Mock. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tanisha C. Ford for an upcoming event.

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