Abby L. Ferber Ph.D.

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Abby L. Ferber Ph.D.

Biography

Abby L. Ferber Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology, and Womens' and Ethnic Studies, and co-founder and Associate Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at UCCS. Her research, teaching, and service all coalesce around ideas of inequality, privilege, and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Ferber is the author of numerous books including: White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998); co-author of the American Sociological Associations' Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know? (2000) and Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002); co-editor, with Michael Kimmel, of Privilege: A Reader, (Westview Press, third edition 2013); and editor of Home Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism, (Routledge 2004). She has co-edited (with other KI facilitators) two recent texts for classroom use: The New Basics: Sex, Gender and Sexuality (Oxford University Press, second edition 2012) and The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression (McGraw Hill, 2008). Ferber is widely published in academic journals (including, among others, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Social Issues, National Women's Studies Association Journal, Sociological Perspectives, Men and Masculinities, and Teaching Sociology) as well as news outlets (including The Denver Post and The Chronicle on Higher Education). Ferber has been honored with numerous awards, including CU Chase Community Service Award; the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Research Award, and the CU Elizabeth Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profits, The Privilege Institute and Youth Celebrate Diversity.