Olivia M Hagedorn

 Olivia Hagedorn

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Modern United States; African American and African Diaspora; Women, Gender and Sexuality

Research Description

My research interests include the black freedom struggle, the African diaspora, the Midwest, sexuality, and black feminist thought and action.  My research aims to reveal the centrality of women to the black freedom struggle and the making of the African diaspora in the Midwest. I am particularly interested in the feminist and internationalist dimensions of black women’s cultural activism in Chicago.


  • B.A. Purdue University, 2013
  • M.A. Purdue University, 2015