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Premilla Nadasen

Professor, Author

Premilla Nadasen is a Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is most interested in the liberatory visions and activism of poor and working-class women of color. She has been involved in social justice organizing for many decades and has published extensively on the multiple meanings of feminism, alternative labor movements, and grass-roots community organizing.

She is the author of two award-winning books "Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States" and "Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement" and is currently writing a biography of South African singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba.