UAlbany Faculty Research on Angela Davis’s Women, Race, and Class (1981)

Faculty and scholar presentations for the University Art Museum’s Art, Women, Race, and Class Reading Group are available to study and share.

The Art, Women, Race, and Class Reading Group was held weekly at the Museum during the Spring 2019 semester to read and discuss Angela Y. Davis’s essential text Women, Race, and Class (1981). This text was selected in conjunction with the exhibition Carrie Schneider: Rapt, which featured Schneider’s ongoing photographic and video series Reading Women, a collection of 100 artist, musician, and writer friends captured while reading. 

The Museum reached out to University scholars and colleagues to help realize a community-oriented experience that reflects Schneider’s interest in creating and visualizing a constellation of peers engaged in thought and poised for action. The research and scholarship presented at this forum is available at: and includes:


-Rakhee Balaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
A Handmaid's Tale: The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class [and 1970's Artist] Perspective
-Rachel Dressler, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History Racism, Misogyny and the Contemporary Misuse of the Middle Ages
-Kyra Gaunt, Assistant Professor, Department of Music and Theatre
Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist
-Kori A. Graves, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Changing ideas about Black Women’s motherhood as a result of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement
-Janell Hobson, Chair, Professor, Writer, Blogger, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Reading Angela Davis: A 400-Year Reflection on "The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood" in 2019
-Eric Keenaghan, Associate Professor, Department of English
Subtext, wishful thinking, or future politics? Reading Angela Davis' black feminism, from before she came out, through a queer lens
-Wen Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective
-Carrie Schneider, Exhibiting Artist
Asking questions about past failures and future promises of intersectionality: an artist-led conversation
-Barbara Sutton, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Thinking about Reproductive Justice