Black Feminism Initiative Graduate Co-Chair
Jaimie D. Crumley (she, her, hers) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Gender Studies. She earned her Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees at Yale Divinity School and her Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College. Jaimie’s dissertation “Tried as by Fire” is a black feminist intellectual history of the lives and theology of the nineteenth-century Black Christian women who preached, gave theological speeches, and wrote abolitionist pamphlets and spiritual autobiographies. These women demanded an end to chattel slavery, racism, and sexism. The women Jaimie studies lived primarily in Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, and they are the progenitors of contemporary black feminist activism. Jaimie is a member of the National Women’s Studies Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the American Studies Association, and the Western Association of Women’s Historians.