Crystal Feimster

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Associate Professor African American Studies, American Studies, and History
Rm 403, 81 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6606
(203) 436-3563


Crystal Feimster, (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000), is Associate Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies at Yale University. 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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Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000