Nandi S. Crosby
Nandi S. Crosby is an Associate Professor of sociology and women's studies at California State University , Chico . Dr. Crosby began her early work at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she studied psychology. Later, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Africana Women's Studies at Clark Atlanta University , and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University. Her dissertation, " The Souls of Black Men: Male Discourse and its Critical Implications for Rethinking Black Feminist Thought" was an examination of Black men's attitudes about Black women feminist movement. Her scholarly publications have focused on prison masculinity; Black feminism as it has evolved over the last 30 years; and the politics pedagogy from the standpoint of the oppressed. During the last nine years, Dr. Crosby has given more than 40 speeches nationwide on issues of women's empowerment and sexual violence, and has taught more than 20 different courses at Chico State in areas ranging from sexuality to popular culture to multicultural studies. Currently, she facilitates monthly self-esteem workshops at a women's prison in northern California.