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Mali Collins

Mali Collins’ research areas include Black motherhood studies, Black archival studies, twentieth and twenty-first century literature and art, medical humanities, digital technology, and reproductive health and justice. She is a practicing birth, postpartum, and pregnancy termination doula, and a trained Perinatal and Infant Loss advocate with the Womb Room in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies (CRGC) at America University, she was an assistant professor of African American literature in the English department at Howard University. Collins was also an NEH NextGeneration PhD Fellow with the African American Public Humanities Initiative at the University of Delaware. She has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships from Imagining America Institute, the National Endowment of Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Association of University Women. Her dissertation project won the Ida B. Wells Award from the Coordinating Council on Women and History and its third chapter won the Women of Color Caucus Graduate Essay Award from the National Women’s Studies Association. She was most recently a Errin J. Vuley Fellow with the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta.

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