P. Gabrielle Foreman

P. Gabrielle Foreman received her baccalaureate degree in American studies from Amherst College and her doctorate in ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Foreman is the author and editor of five books, most recently, Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake (University of Georgia Press, 2023) and The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Foreman is the founding director of the award-winning Colored Conventions Project, a digital initiative that documents historic Black organizing efforts.
For a decade, she has been part of a trio that engages choreographers, poets, student researchers, and performance companies to bring early Black history to the stage.  

A 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Foreman is Paterno Family Professor of American Literature, a professor of African American studies and history, and codirector of the Center for Digital Black Research at Penn State University.