Crystal Feimster

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Asst Prof Afr Am Studies and American Studies and History; Dir Undergrad Studies Afr Am Studies
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Crystal Feimster, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000, is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies. Feimster’s academic focus is racial and sexual violence; currently, she is completing a project on rape during the American Civil War. Her book, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, focuses on two women journalists, Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women.

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