Farmer is a historian of black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is the author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era and a co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (NUP Press, 2018).
Farmer's scholarship has appeared in numerous venues including The Black Scholar and The Journal of African American History. Her research has also been featured in several popular outlets including Vibe, NPR, and The Chronicle Review, and The Washington Post.
Farmer earned her BA from Spelman College, an MA in History and a PhD in African American Studies from Harvard University. Dr. Farmer lives in Austin, TX and tweets from @drashleyfarmer.