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This lecture with historian Imaobong Umoren explores the varied social and political movements working- and middle-class women have been active within.

Taking a comparative perspective and looking at Europe, the US, and the Caribbean, this lecture will highlight the diverse range of ways women have played key roles in movements to challenge oppression and promote equality.

Imaobong Umoren

Imaobong Umoren studied a BA in History and MA in World History and Cultures at King’s College London before moving to the University of Oxford where she gained her DPhil and spent a year serving as a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. She subsequently took up a Career Development Fellowship jointly held with Pembroke College and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) research programme ‘Women in the Humanities.’ Dr Umoren’s research interests include the intersecting of history of race, gender, migration, and religion in 19th and 20th century Caribbean, US and global African diaspora.