Speaker Profile

Karen Gaffney

Karen Gaffney
English Professor
Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

Karen Gaffney, PhD has been teaching and training about race, including whiteness, for many years. She’s been an English professor at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ since 2003, where she designed an introductory course on race. She also teaches this course in a college program at the only women’s prison in NJ as well as in the community for the public. Karen has run workshops about race, racism, and white supremacy for academic conferences, activists, high school teachers, social workers, and the general public. Her book in progress, “Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox,” is under contract with Routledge; see http://dividednolonger.com/ for her related blog “Divided No Longer.” She helps lead the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition and the Central Jersey Community Coalition. She was a DFA Scholar at Netroots Nation in 2014 and ran an anti-racism training at Netroots Nation in 2016.