Sally A. Nuamah

Nov 6, 2020

How to Help Girls Achieve

A Conversation with Sally A. Nuamah

New Books Network 2020

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In this episode you’ll hear about: the persistent lack of equality in educational access, why feminist schools are necessary, and a discussion of the book How Girls Achieve.

Our guest is: Sally A. Nuamah, the author of How Girls Achieve. She is a scholar, activist, and filmmaker. She has received numerous awards, including the Gates Millennium scholarship and the Black Women Organized for Political Action’s Under 40 Award in Education, and was selected a Change-Maker by the White House. She began the TWII Foundation to provide funding for girls striving to be first in their families to go to college. She was named a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and a Women and Public Policy fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

Your host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality.

Listeners to this episode might be interested in:

  • What works by Iris Bohnet
  • Teaching Girls: How Teachers and Parents Can Reach Their Brains and Hearts, by P. K. Kuriloff, S. H. Andrus, and C. E. Jacobs
  • We Want to do More than Survive by Bettina Love
  • Push Out by Monique Morris
  • How Girls Achieve by Sally Nuamah
  • HerStory, a documentary about girls and education in Ghana
  • Clapping with One Hand: Sally Nuamah at TEDx

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