Episode 143

Writing History's Present with Anna Malaika Tubbs


September 19th, 2022

56 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week my guest and I cross paths not only as fellow Stanford Alums, but also as Ghanaians. Born in Mexico and raised around the world, a Ghanaian-American, Dr. Anna Malaika Tubbs holds a Ph.D in Sociology and Masters in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge in addition to a Bachelors in Anthropology from Stanford University. Anna’s research, writing, and talks are centered on gender and race issues in the U.S., especially as these relate to the pervasive erasure of Black women. Anna’s debut book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation is a New York Times Bestseller as well as a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an Amazon Editor’s Pick.

Anna was also previously the First Partner of Stockton. In her role, she co-authored the “Report on the Status of Women in Stockton” to help guide future policy decisions with the experiences of diverse women in mind. As a result of this work she was named one of six pivotal powerbrokers in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine in 2019.

Anna has published articles on topics ranging from the importance of inclusivity and feminism to addressing the unique burden Black mothers carry in the U.S. for Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, CNN, Motherly, Blavity, Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, and For Harriet.

She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children, where she is discovering a new chapter in her creative career with multiple writing projects in the works which you'll learn more about as you listen to our lively conversation.

Where to find Anna?
On Instagram
On Twitter

What's Anna reading?
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

What's Anna watching?
Ted Lasso

Other topics of interest:
Hiking in Cold Spring, New York
Kokrobite, Ghana
Oshiyie, Ghana
About Isabel Wilkerson
About Margot Lee Shetterly
About Brit Bennet
About Melissa Harris-Perry
About Marc Lamont Hill
About Alicia Garza
About Bryn Clark
About Peleton
Remy Ma Music

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