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Ann Russo is the Director of the Women's Center and a Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Her scholarship, teaching, and organizing focus on queer, antiracist, and feminist movement building to end violence and to build socially just and caring communities. Integral to her work is exploring the praxis of building alliances and coalitions for social change.
Her most recent book Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power explores ideas and practices central to feminist anti-racist work, community accountability and transformative justice abolitionist organizing, and U.S-based feminist anti-imperialist efforts to address violence in the global south. The book shares approaches and practices that cultivate communal healing, intervention, accountability and transformation in response to systemic intimate, interpersonal and state violence. She weaves the concept of accountability throughout the book and approaches it as a set of everyday practices that contribute to the feminist work of transforming oppression and violence, rather than reproducing them.
She is also the author of Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence (2007), Taking Back Our Lives: A Call to Action in the Feminist Movement (2001) and co-editor of Talking Back and Acting Out (2002) and Third World Women and Feminist Perspectives (1990). And she is also published in a number of books, journals, and feminist periodicals.