History Department
History Department

Tiana Wilson


M.A. History, University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Social Studies Education, SUNY Buffalo State College

Tiana Wilson

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Interests


Black Women's Intellectual History, Black Internationalism, Solidarity Practices, Women of Color Organizing, and Feminist Movements

Biography


Tiana Wilson is working on Black women's intellectual contributions to the histories of women of color feminist movements from the 1960s to the present. She is a doctoral candidate with a portfolio in Women's and Gender Studies. Examining how Black women fostered and operated in women of color organizations, Tiana's dissertation traces the Third World Women's Alliance's ideological roots and legacy. These activists connected their struggles in the United States with women in African, Asian, and Latin American countries to advocate for the end of race, class, and gender oppression. 

At UT, Tiana served as a research fellow for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. She was the 2019-2020 Graduate Research Assistant for the Institute for Historical Studies and coordinator of the New Work in Progress Series. In support of the Movement for Black Lives protests that erupted in the summer of 2020, Tiana co-founded the history department's anti-racism action committee. She currently holds the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Student Recruitment and Community Outreach Graduate Assistant. In the broader intellectual community, Tiana is the graduate student representative for the Association of Black Women Historians.

Follow her on Twitter: @PhenomenalTiana