Gloria Joseph is an activist, author and Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at Hampshire College. She has countered racism, sexism, homophobia and other social injustices for over sixty years. Her pedagogical style folds in arts, activism and scholarship and extends beyond academia to vocational and alternative venues of education, from elementary through university levels of instruction, counseling, community development and organizational management.
Amongst the many works Gloria has authored are the novel, On Time and in Step: Reunion on the Glory Road (2008) and most recently, a bio-anthology of Audre Lorde titled The Wind is Spirit (2016). She has co-authored Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives (1981) and edited multiple anthologies including Hell Under God’s Orders (1990). Gloria has founded and co-founded several organizations including the Che Lumumba School for Truth; Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Sisterhood in Support of Sisters in South Africa; and Doc Loc Apiary (Local Honey Production and Educational Outreach).