Treva Lindsey


Treva B. Lindsey is a Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the founder of the Transformative Black Feminisms Initiative at Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests include African American women's history, popular culture, Black feminisms, and social movement studies. She is a publicly engaged scholar who offers commentary on Black life and culture to numerous outlets across the world. Her first book is Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C is a Choice 2017 “Outstanding Academic Title.” 


She has published in The Journal of Pan-African Studies, Souls, African and Black Diaspora, the Journal of African American Studies, African American Review, The Journal of African American History, Meridians: Feminism, Race, TransnationalismUrban Education, The Black ScholarFeminist Studies, and Signs. She was the inaugural Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellow at Harvard University (2016-2017). She was also a 2017-2018 Du Bois Non-Residential Fellow at Harvard University. She was the recipient of the 2018-2019 Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award. 

She is currently working on her next book project tentatively titled, Hear The Screams: Black Women, Violence, and The Struggle for Justice. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University, the National Women’s Studies Association, the Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, the Center for Arts and Humanities at the University of Missouri and the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming collection on the future of Black Popular Culture Studies (NYU Press). She writes for and contributes to outlets such as Al Jazeera, BET, Complex, Vox, The Root, Huffington Post, Popsugar, Teen Vogue, Grazia UK, The Grio, and Cosmopolitan.