Diana E. H. Russell

South African sociologist and activist

Diana E. H. Russell (6 November 1938 – 28 July 2020)[1] was a South African feminist writer and activist.[2] B

Diana Russell
BornDiana Elizabeth Hamilton Russell
(1938-11-06)6 November 1938
Cape Town, South Africa
Died28 July 2020(2020-07-28) (aged 81)
Oakland, California, US
OccupationProfessor emerita, feminist, author, and activist
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town, London School of Economics, Harvard University
Literary movementWomen's rights, human rights, Anti-Apartheid Movement

For the past 45 years she was engaged in research on sexual violence against women and girls. She wrote many books and articles on rape, including marital rape, femicide, incest, misogynist murders of women, and pornography.

For The Secret Trauma, she was co-recipient of the 1986 C. Wright Mills Award. She was also the recipient of the 2001 Humanist Heroine Award from the American Humanist Association.[3]

She was also an organizer of the First International Tribunal on Crimes against Women, in Brussels in March 1976.[4]

References change

  1. Diana Russell
  2. "Biography". DianaRussell.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. "Humanist Heroines: Recipients". American Humanist Association. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  4. Russell, Diana E. H. Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny, and Rape, Sage Publications, 1998, ISBN 0-7619-0525-1, p 205