F2F: Feminist to Feminist

A conversation between Nicole Horsley, Center for the Studies of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and Carla Golden, Psychology, Ithaca College

“Why can we imagine the ending of the world, yet not the ending of colonialism?” –An ancestor

“Dear colonizer, your future is over” --An ancestor

Recording of F2F: Nicole Horsley interviewed by Carla Golden

Dr. Nicole Horsley

Nicole Horsley is a Black radical femme teacher and scholar of African American and African Diaspora Studies. She is Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) and affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at Ithaca College. Her current project argues for a Black sexual liberation theory as a framework that works in the apertures between pleasure and political demands, between utopian longings and the everyday failures of anti-blackness. The project unapologetically advocates for a collective response to anti-Black violence and killings across the globe in order to imagine Black liberation.

Horsley's work focuses on the liberation of Black people globally,  with a particular interest in Black women ontologies, bodies, queerness, and sexual liberation. She is an Africana, Visual Culture, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies scholar who brings an intersectional liberatory lens to Black women's bodies. Her research and teaching specialties span African American and African Diaspora Studies; Black Feminism; Black Queer Theory; Black Music Videos; Black Female Sexuality; Visual and Sonic Culture; Taste Culture; Film and Media Studies.

Remember, “we were never meant to survive.” - Audre Lorde, A Litany for Survival

Carla Golden, Professor Emerita, Psychology, Ithaca College

Carla Golden recently retired from the Psychology Department at Ithaca College after a thirty-seven-year-year career as a developmental feminist psychologist and forty-three-years as an academic. She taught at Smith College for the first six years of her career.  At Ithaca, she was  known for her Psychology of Women course, a senior seminar in Feminist Psychology, and an Honors Program course entitled Sex, Gender, and Desire.  She was instrumental in founding the Women’s Studies Program at Ithaca in 1995. In her last seven years at Ithaca College, she served as the Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, growing it significantly as a thriving minor course of study.  As her parting legacy to the College, she wrote the proposal to create a BA degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, currently under review by the New York State Department of Education.  She has written scholarly articles on psychoanalytic feminism, women’s sexual identities, and  gender identity development.  She is the co-editor of a widely-used anthology Lectures in the Psychology of Women, currently in its 5th edition.  


Women's and Gender Studies, Ithaca College