Outgoing post-doctoral fellow, Julius Fleming, has been named the 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar, by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The award is granted to ten “emerging faculty leaders who represent both research excellence and an extraordinary commitment to mentoring students and serving their campuses and professions,” said Stephanie J.
Talitha LeFlouria has been awarded a coveted and prestigious fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation for her new project, “The Search for Jane Crow: Black Women and Mass Incarceration in America.”
Telisha Dionne Bailey, Woodson post-doctoral fellow, was awarded the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholarship, a collaboration between the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Bailey will continue work on her book manuscript: “Please Don't Forget About Me:" African American Women, Mississippi, and the History of Crime and Punishment in Parchman Prison, 1890-1980."
Kwame E. Otu, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies, awarded a 2018 NCH Summer Fellowship from the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Otu will continue work on his book project Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana.
Deborah E. McDowell, Director of African-American and African Studies and Alice Griffin Professor of English, receives the Distinguished Women's Scholar Award from Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. The award “recognizes the doctoral alumnae of Purdue who have made significant scholarly contributions.
Please come out for SWAHILI CULTURAL NIGHT.
When: April 27,2017
Where: 110 Minor Hall
You are invited to the Swahili Cultural Night event organized by Swahili Students at UVA. Students will be presenting skits, songs and poems. They also welcome you to taste some delicious Swahili food.
See you there!
Woodson Faculty Feature at the Virginia Festival of the Book
Andrew Karhl debuted his new book "Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline." Professor Kahrl also participated in the panel "Civic Activism: 1960s Protests for Equal Access" and moderated "Economic Inequality: What’s In Your Wallet?"