The 2018 GSAS Alumni Achievement Award Recipient is Jamia A. Wilson, M.A. 2009
Jamia A. Wilson is the Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at City University of New York. Having formerly served as Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, as a TED Prize Storyteller, and as Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Wilson has been a powerful force at the intersection of social justice movements and media for nearly a decade.
As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, Wilson has had her work featured in such outlets as The New York Times, New York magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She is also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books, including Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (2012) and I Still Believe Anita Hill (2013).
Wilson is the author of the children’s book Young, Gifted, and Black (2018), and she wrote the oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World (2018). She co-authored Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All (2018). Her next children’s title, Step into Your Power, will be released in spring 2019.
Wilson has spoken alongside prominent feminist figures such as Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda. She has traveled globally to speak on race, feminism, and leadership, from the stages of TED Women and Netroots Nation to the Facing Race conference and numerous college campuses. Wilson serves as a board member for Hollaback!, Groundswell Fund, Omega Institute, and Feminist.com, and she is also affiliated with #FemFuture, SPARK Movement, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Wilson graduated from American University with a B.A. degree in public communications and holds an M.A. degree in humanities and social thought from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Dean Phillip Brian Harper will be presenting the award to Jamia Wilson at the GSAS Dean's Lunch on Saturday, October 27 as part of NYU Alumni Weekend 2018. Alumni of the Graduate School of Arts and Science are invited to register for Alumni Weekend and the GSAS Dean's Lunch at this link: goo.gl/qLUWPg