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Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity & Inclusion; Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Abby L. Ferber is the director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is also the director of The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion. She is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Ethnic Studies and co-founded and edits the journal “Understanding and Dismantling Privilege.”In addition to dozens of articles and book chapters, for both academic and general public audiences, Ferber is the author of “White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy” and was the editor of “Home Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism.”She co-authored the American Sociological Associations’ “Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know?” and “Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out.” She is also the co-author of the textbook “The Matrix of Race: Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality.” She co-edited “Privilege: A Reader” and “The New Basics: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality,” and “The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression.”Ferber received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oregon and her B.S. from American University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is a sought-after public speaker, workshop, and training facilitator. She has worked with organizations including the Air Force Academy, Avery Dennison, Colorado Children’s Chorale, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, The Denver Foundation, UCCS Police Department, the USA Swimming National Olympic Organization, and Youth Celebrate Diversity, as well as many colleges and universities.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Abby Ferber and other top speakers and celebrities.

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