Born in Berlin, Germany, Dagmar Schultz studied at the Free University of Berlin and then studied and worked in the United States and in Puerto Rico from 1963 – 1972. She was active in the civil rights movement and in the women’s liberation movement. In 1972 received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin. After her return to Berlin she taught at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität and was a professor at Alice Salomon Hochschule. Her teaching and research have focused on feminist studies and women’s movements and on anti-racist social work. She was a co-founder of the Feminist Women’s Health Center and of Orlanda Frauenverlag in 1974. As director of the Press she published the work of Audre Lorde and of Black German women. In 2007 she was the co-producer of the film “Hope in My Heart – The May Ayim Story”.