Andra Medea

Andra Medea was coauthor, with Kathleen Thompson, of the feminist classic Against Rape. She is an instructor at both Northwestern and DePaul universities. She has been an educational writer for twenty years, contributing most recently to Encyclopedia of Black Women, and she writes a syndicated column about conflict management. Medea is also author of Working It Out.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Andra Medea." (Viewed on May 26, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/medea-andra>.

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