Bio

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWIck

 

Kali Nicole Gross is author of the award-winning book, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910, and the newly released, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America, winner of the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction.  

She is the National Publications Director for the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), 2019-2021, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (OAH).

Her research concentrates on black women’s experiences in the United States criminal justice system between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  

Dr. Gross's writing frequently explores how historical legacies of race, gender, and justice shape mass incarceration today.  Her short essays and opinion pieces have been featured in BBC NewsThe Washington PostThe Huffington Post, WarscapesEbonyTruthout, New Black Man (In Exile)The American Prospect, and Jet.

She is a dynamic educator and she has taught students in housing projects, correctional institutions, and at colleges and universities across the country.

Dr. Gross earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

 
 
 
Photo Credit: Ryan S. Miller

Photo Credit: Ryan S. Miller