Interview: Busia, Abena, 2015


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Interview: Busia, Abena, 2015
Busia, Abena
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Accra, Ghana
Cross, June
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Created
Founding member of the Center for Women's Global Leadership and Center for African Studies, Abena Busia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of English at Rutgers. She is also co-director and co-editor of the groundbreaking Women Writing Africa Project, a multi-volume anthology published by the Feminist Press at CUNY. Busia articulates the significance of communities and leadership at Rutgers and describes negotiating a space within Rutgers to consider women's experiences, blackness, and African womanness. She emphasizes the value of a single-sex education and describes Douglass as a place for nurturing women's leadership.
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Interviews conducted by filmmaker June Cross for the documentary film titled, From the Boarding House to the Boardroom: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers, which was produced by the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium, in celebration of Rutgers 250th Anniversary in 2016. The interviews capture the history and evolution of Douglass Residential College over the past several decades. The Margery Somers Foster Center has made the the full transcript and video recording of each interview available as part of the Women, Education and Leadership collection at the Rutgers University Libraries Digital Collections portal.
Margery Somers Foster Center at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
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