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Lauren Eglen

History, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

The Heart of the Collective': Black Women's Activism and Freedomways Magazine, 1961-1985

Research Area

  • History


Conferences (Presented at)


'The Radical Repercussions of Respectability: The Activism of Dr Dorothy Height', HOTCUS Winter Symposium, February 2018

'Race and the American Working Mother: African American Women's Social Activism Between the Waves, 1930-1965, EBASS 2018, April 2018

'Making Space: Black Women's Activism in Freedomways Magazine, 1961-1985', SHAW Society 2018 Annual Conference, July 2018


'Black Women's Internationalism in the Pages of FreedomwaysMagazine, 1961-1985', HOTCUS Conference 2019, June 2019

Conferences (organised)

British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference 2019, December 2019

Public Engagement & Impact

Lead organiser of the M4C funded Race, Gender and Sexuality (RaGeS) Writing Retreat 2019

Other Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century US Social Movements; 
  • Civil Rights Movement; 
  • Black Power Movement; 
  • Second Wave Feminist Movement; 
  • African American History; 
  • Women's History
  • Modern Slavery


Historians of the Twentieth Century US (HOTCUS)

British Association of American Studies (BAAS)