Dayo F. Gore

WHY I AM INVOLVED WITH SSJ...

``I joined SSJ because researching and writing about histories of black feminist leadership and black radical politics, while important, is not nearly enough to win the fight for social justice and liberation.``

Dayo F. Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies program at the University of California, San Diego and founding Director of the Black Studies Project (BSP@UCSD). Professor Gore earned a Ph.D. in History from New York University and has previously taught in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War and co-editor of Want to Start of Revolution: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. Her work has been supported by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Tamiment Library at New York University and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Professor Gore is currently at work on a book length study of African American women’s transnational travels and activism in the long twentieth century.  Her research is deeply informed by her political commitments and over the years she has been active in the Black Radical Congress, New York’s Coalition Against Police Brutality (CAPB) as well as the Audre Lorde Project’s Anti-Police Violence Working Groups, which she has written about in the collection Zero Tolerance: Quality of Life and the New Police Brutality in New York’s City. More recently she has worked with Mackey-Cua, a Queer Progressive People of Color organization in San Diego.