Mab Segrest

Mab Segrest is a Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College 


Mab Segrest has been active in social justice movements in the US South and nationally for forty years. A new edition of her classic Memoir of a Race Traitor was released in 2019 and her latest book Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the MIlledgeville Asylum in 2020.  Segrest's work includes organizing against Klan and neo-Nazi movements in North Carolina in the 1990s, working for the World Council of Churches' Urban Rural Mission in the 1990s, and serving as Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College from 2002 to 2014.  She currently lives in Durham, NC where she is working with the NC Anti-Racist Research Collaborative to track and counter militia movements in the state.  Her essay Go There Ready for War:  MIlitia Organizing in NC in the Wake of the Jan 6 Insurrection was published in Scalawag. 

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