Zinga A. Fraser is an Assistant Professor in the Africana Studies Department at Brooklyn College.  Dr. Fraser is also the Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism at Brooklyn College. Professor Fraser is currently completing her manuscript titled, Sister Insider/ Sister Outsider: Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, Black Women’s Politics in the Post Civil Rights Era. Professor Fraser‘s work focuses on African American and Women’s Politics, Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. social movements and Race and Inequality. She previously served at the Women’s and Gender Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Brooklyn College. She holds a doctorate in African American Studies from Northwestern University with a specialization in Race, Politics and Culture, and a Master’s of Arts from the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, where she was a Paul Robeson Fellow.


She has published works in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and She

 Society, the Association of Black Women’s Historians and Phillis: A Journal of African American Women’s History. She has received awards from the American Political Science Association in 2014 on Minority and Urban Politics. In addition Professor Fraser has received the Zora Neale Hurston Award Excellence in Writing Award for Social Sciences at Columbia University and numerous awards and fellowships.   Dr. Fraser has also worked as a Legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for the late Congressman Major R. Owens.


Media inquiries see – www.zingafraser.com


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