The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Woodson Fellows Alumni

2014-2016

Talitha Leflouria

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Howard University

"Doctoring Captivity: Prison Physicians and Incarcerated Patients in the Post-Civil War South"    

Taneisha Means

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Political Science)
Duke University

"Race, Representation, and the U.S. Judiciary: The Perceptions, Treatment and Behavior of Judges"

E. Kwame Otu

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Syracuse University

"Reluctantly Queer: Sassoi and the Shifting Paradigms of Masculinity and Sexual Citizenship in Postcolonial Ghana"

Tammy Owens

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (American Studies)
University of Minnesota

"Making Black Girls Real: The Invention of Queer Black Girlhood in the U.S., 1861-1963"

Giuliana Perrone

Post-Doctoral (History)
University of California, Berkeley

"Litigating Emancipation:  Salvery's Legal Afterlife, 1865-1877"

Ava Purkiss

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
The University of Texas at Austin

"Mind, Soul, Body, and Race: Black Women’s Purposeful Exercise, 1900-1939"

2013-2015

Nicole Burrowes

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center

 

"The 1935 Labor Rebellions and the Politics of African-Indian Solidarity in British Guiana"

Laura Helton

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
New York University

 

“Remaking the Past: Collecting, Collectivity, and the Emergence of Black Archival Publics, 1915-1950”

Latasha Levy

Post-Doc Fellow (Philosophy)

 

NorthernWestern University

"Strange Bedfellows: The Rise of the New Black Right in Post- Civil RIghts"

David Morton

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Minnesota

 

“The Construction of Home in Maputo, Mozambique, 1940s to the Present”

Ellen Tani

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Art History)
Stanford University 

 

"Black Conceptualism and the Atmospheric Turn, 1968-2008"

2012-2014

Jonathan Forney

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Politics)
University of Virginia

 

“Community Control over Civil Militias in Sierra Leone, 1991-2002"

Zakiyyah Jackson

Post-Doctoral Fellow (African Diaspora Studies)
University of California-Berkeley
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor English
George Mason University

 

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Political Science)
University of Chicago

 

“‘The Development of Political Identity in Public Housing Spaces”

Celeste Day Moore

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Chicago
"Race in Translation: Producing, Performing, and Selling African-American Music in Greater France, 1944-1974"
Current Affilation
Assistant Professor History
Hamilton College

 

Erin Norse

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Religious Studies)
University of Virginia

 

“Birth is our Spear Battle’: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Religion in a northern Malagasy Port Town"

Katherine Wiley

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Indiana University
Current Affilation
Assistant Professor Anthropology
Pacific Lutheran University

2011-2013

La Marr J. Bruce

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (African American Studies and American Studies)
Yale University
" The Domain of the Marvelous':  Madness, Blackness, and Radical Creativity."
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor
Department of American Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

 

Theodore W. Cohen

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Maryland-College Park
“In Black and Brown: Intellectuals, Blackness, and Inter-Americanism in Mexico after 1910”

 

Tyler D. Fleming

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Virginia
“King Kong, Bigger than Cape Town’: A History of a South African Musical and the World’s Beyond”

 

Elina I. Hartikainen

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Antropology)
University of Chicago
"Ritual Hierarchy, Secrecy, and Public Discourse: Forming an African Religious Public in Brazil"

 

Kwame Holmes

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
"Chocolate to Rainbow City: Branding Black and Gay Washington, D.C., 1954-1978"

 

Rebecca Keegan VanDiver

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Art History)
Duke University
“‘ Blackness in Triplicate: Lois Mailou Jones, Black Diasporic Art Practice, and Africa in the 20th Century"

2010-2012

Tshepo Monongwa Chéry

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History and Africana Studies)
University of Pennsylvania
"Kingdoms of the Earth: Coloureds, Religious Insurgency, and the Practices of Black Nationalism in South Africa between 1900-1948"
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Texas-Austin

Z'étoile Imma

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English Literature)
University of VIrginia
"Intimate Men/Intimate Spaces: (Re)Locating African Masculinities and the Postcolony in Contemporary Feminist Fiction and Film"
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Notre Dame University

Herbert Timothy Lovelace

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Virginia
"Legal History from Below: The Black South and the International Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1958-1964"
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor Law and History
Indiana University

Anita Wheeler

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (African Studies)
Howard University
"The Diplomatic and Economic Value of Chinese Language in Africa"
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Tyler

Post-Doctoral Fellow (English Literature)
University of California, Los Angeles
"Disability of Color: Figuring the Black Body in American Law, Literature, and Culture"
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor of English
Fordham University

 

2009-2011

Jeffrey Alhman

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Illinois
“Fording the Pan-African Nation: Kwame Nkrumah, the CPP, and the Politics of Pan-African Nationalism in Ghana, 1949-1966”
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor History
Smith College

Jennifer Barclay

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Michigan State University
“Cripples All! Or, the Mark of Slavery:The invisible Link between Disability and Race in the Old south and Beyond ”
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Case Western Reserve University

Benjamin Fagan

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English)
University of Virginia
“Righteousness Exalteth a Nation: Practices of Nationalism in the Early Black Press”
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
American Academy of Art and Science

Jonathan Fenderson

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Afro American Studies)
"Journey towards a Black Aesthetic: Hoyt Fuller, the Black Arts Movement and the Black Intellectual Community, 1923-1981"
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor
African and African American Studies

Alisha Gaines

Post-Doctoral Fellow (English)
Duke University
“Spectacle of American Liberalism; Narratives of Racial Im/posture”
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor of English
University of Florida-Gainesville

Cassie Hays

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Sociology)
Yale University
“A Sociology of Safari; Native, Nature and Nomos in Tanzanian Conservation.”
Current Affiliation
Department of Sociology
Gettysburg College

 

2008-2010

Olubukola Gbadegesin

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Art History)
Emory University
"Picturing the Modern Self: Politics, Identity, and Self-Fashioning in Lagos, 1861-1944”
Current Affiliation
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Bowdoin College

Anna Lim

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Virginia
"Population Politics and the Production of Citizens in the French Antilles”

Rosemary Millar

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English/American Literature)
University of Virginia
"A Livable Place: (Anti) Utopianism and the African-American Literary Imagination"
Current Affiliation
Department of English
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Anoop Mirpuri

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English)
University of Washington
"Slated for Destruction: Race, Black Radicalism, and the Meaning of Captivity in the Postwar Exceptional State"
Current Affiliation
Assistant Professor of English
Portland State University

John Willis (Thabiti)

Post-Doctoral Fellow (African History)
Emory University
"Masquerading Politics: Community, Power, and Authority in a Yoruba Town"
Current Affiliation
Department of History
Carleton College

 

2008-2009

Deirdre Cooper Owens

Post-Doctoral Fellow (U.S. History)
University of California, Los Angeles
"Courageous Negro Servitors' and Laboring Irish Bodies: An Examination of Antebellum Experimental Sexual Surgeries"
Current Affiliation
Department of History
University of Mississippi

 

2007-2009

Brandi Hughes

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (African American Studies and American Studies)
Yale University
"Middle Passages: African America and the Missionary Movement Throught West Africa, 1850-1930"
Current Affiliation
Department of History and the Program in American Culture
University of Michigan

Kristin Phillips

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology/Educational Policy Studies)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Building the Nation from the Hinterlands: Poverty, Participation, and Statecraft in Rural Tanzania"
Current Affiliation
Department of Teacher Education
Michigan State University

 

2007–2008

Edwina Ashie-Nikoi

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Caribbean/African Diaspora History)
New York University
"Drumbeats of History: Reading African Diaspora Ritual Documents”
Current Affiliation
Department of Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research

 

2006–2008

Yarimar Bonilla

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Chicago
“A Striking Past: Loabro and the Politics of Memory in Postcolonial Guadeloupe”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
University of Virginia

Todd Cleveland

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Minnesota
“Stones and Strategies: African Laborers on the Diamond Mines of the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Augustana College

 

2006–2007

Regine Jean-Charles

Post-Doctoral (Romance Languages and Literature)
Harvard
“Gendering Violence: Francophone Women Writers, Representations of Violence, & the Violence of Representation”
Current Affiliation:
Romance Language and Literature Department--French
Boston College

 

2005–2007

Brian Brazeal

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Chicago
“Blood, Money and Fame: Nago Magic in the Bahian Backlands”
Current Affiliation: Department of Anthropology
California State University at Chico

Kennetta Hammond Perry

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Michigan State University
“Presenting Race, Representing Reality: Black Migrants and The Racial Politics of British Foreign Affairs, 1945–1962”
Current Affiliation: Department of History (Scholar in Residence)
Duke University

 

2005–2006

Jamillah Karim

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Religious Studies)
Spelman College
'Class-Color Lines in the American Ummah: African American and South Asian Muslim Women in Chicago and Atlanta"
Current Affiliation: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spelman College

 

2004–2006

Vicki Brennan

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Chicago
“Singing the Same Song: Music, Migration, and Translocality in Yoruba Churches” Current Affiliation:
Department of Religion
University of Vermont

Sarah Silkey

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (American History)
University of East Anglia
“Evolving Morality in a Translantic Society: Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Activism and British Interest in American Race Relations, 1877–1920”
Current Affiliation
Department of History
Lycoming College

 

2004–2005

Cheryl Hicks

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Williams College
“Confined to Womanhood: Women, prisons, and Race in the State of New York, 1890–1935”
Current Affiliation:
History
University of North Carolina

 

2003–2005

Sandy Alexandre

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English)
University of Virginia
“Strange Fruits in the Orchard: Pastoral Paradigms in the African-American Literary Traditions"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mieka Brand

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Virginia
“Mapping Race, Erasing Histories: The Politics of Making “Historic Black Communities” in the U.S”
Current Affiliation: Department of Anthropology
University of Virginia

 

2003–2004

Davarian Baldwin

Post-Doctoral Fellow (American Studies)
Boston College
“Chicago‘s New Negroes: Race, Class and Respectability in the Midwestern Black Metropolis, 1915–1935”
Current Affiliation: Department of History
Boston College

 

2002–2004

Candice Lowe

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Indiana University-Bloomington
“Speaking Our Name: Multiculturalism and the Struggle for National Belonging Among Afro-Creoles in Mauritius”
Current Affiliation: Department of Anthropology
Vassar College

Tyrone Simpson

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (American Studies)
Indiana University-Bloomington
“Under Psychic Apartheid: Literary Ghettos and the Making of Race in the American Metropolis”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
Vassar College

 

2002–2003

Ethan Blue

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
“Hard Time in the New Deal: Racial Formation and the Cultures of Punishment in Texas and California”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
The University of West Australia

 

2001–2002

Jeffrey B. Fleisher

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Virginia
“Viewing Stonetowns form the Countryside: An Archeological Approach to Swahili Coast Regions"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
Rice University

Jesse W. Shipley

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Chicago
“Performing Ethnicity, Race, and the Nation: A Political Genealogy of the Performing Arts in Ghana from Colonialism to the Neo-Liberal Moment”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Africa and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology
Haverford College

Bryan E. Wagner

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English)
“Disturbing the Peace: Black Vagrancy and U.S. Cultures of Racial Formation”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
University of California, Berkeley

Frederick Knight

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Colorado State University
“Seeds of Change: West African Workers and the Making of the British Americas, 1650–1850
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Colorado State University

 

2000–2002

Charles M. Bwenge

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Princeton University
“Codeswitching in Political Discourse in Tanzania: A Case Study of National Legislatures”
Current Affiliation:
Department of African Languages and Literature
University of Florida

Meta DuEwa Jones

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Philosophy)
Loyola University Chicago
“African American Jazz Poetry: Orality, Prosody and Performance”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
University of Texas at Austin

Jemima Pierre

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Illinois, Chicago
"African Immigrants in the U.S. and the Dynamics and Politics of Socialization”
Current Affiliation:
Departments of African-American Studies and Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin

 

2000–2001

Isabel Mukonyora

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Religious Studies)
University of Virginia
“Womenhood in Conceptualizations of the African Landcape: A Study of the Wilderness Movement”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Religion
Western Kentucky University

Olufemi Taiwo

Post- Doctoral Fellow (Philosophy)
Loyala University Chicago
“Modernity and Colonialism”
Current Affiliation:
College of Arts and Sciences
Seattle University

 

1999–2001

Adrian T. Gaskins

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (American Studies)
University of Colorado at Boulder
“Colonization or Colonialism? African Americans in the Philippines, 1898–1918”
Current Affiliation
Department of Ethic Studies
University of Colorado, Boulder

Joseph R. Hellweg

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Florida State University
“Dozoya: Hunting Ethics in Ivorian Civil Society”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
Florida State University

 

1999–2000

Roseanne M. Adderly

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Tulane University
“Middle Passage Voices: New Stories and Insights from the Nineteenth Century Slave Trade”
Current Affiliation:
Department of African American and Diaspora Studies
Vanderbilt University

 

1998–2000

Lisa Lindquist Dorr

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Alabama
“Messin‘ White Women‘: White Women, Black Men, and Rape in Virginia 1900–1960”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Alabama

Rolland D. Murray

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (English)
Ohio State University
“Beyond Macho: Fiction, Black Masulinity and Black Power (1964–1975)”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Brown University

 

1998–1999

Dylan Penningroth

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
John Hopkins University
"The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth Century South"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Associate Professor at Northwestern University

Ian G. Strachan

Post-Doctoral Fellow (English)
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
“Paradise and Plantation: Metaphor, Ideology and Economics in Caribbean Discourse”

 

1997–1999

Greta DeJong

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Nevada, Reno
“We Were Constantly Trying to Do Something: The African American Freedom Struggle in Rural Louisiana 1930–1970”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Nevada, Reno

Natasha Gray

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Lawrence University
“Witchcraft and Sorcery Control in Colonial Ghana: The Case of Akyem Abuakwa 1912–1943”

Phillip Troutman

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Duke University
“Masters and Markets: Slave Labor and Slave Capital in Virginia, 1815–1865”
Current Affiliation:
University Writing Program
George Washington University

 

1997–1998

John Gennari

Post-Doctoral Fellow (American Studies)
University of Vermont
“Critiquing Jazz: The Politics of Race and Culture in American Jazz Discourse”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
University of Vermont

 

1996–1998

Eve Agee

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
“Race, Class, and the Change: African American Women‘s Narratives on Menopause and Medical Science”

Vania Penha-Lopes

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Sociology)
Bloomfield College
“Make Room for Daddy: A Study of Black Men‘s Involvement in Families”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Sociology
Bloomfield College

 

1996–1997

Samuel Martinez

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Connecticut
“Unfree Labor After Slavery: The Haitian Immigrant in the Dominican Economy and Imagination”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
University of Connecticut

 

1995–1997

Stephanie Johnson Rowley

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Developmental Psychology)
University of Virginia
“Culture, Context, and Racial Identity: An Ecological Study of the Educational Attitudes and Performances of African-American Students”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Cornelia Sears

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
“Africa in the American Mind, 1870–1495 5: A Study of Mythology, Idwolaogy and the Reconstruction of Race”
Current Affiliation:
Department of American Studies
University of Canterbury

Kara Ellis Skora

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Religious Studies)
University of Virginia
“Funerals and Ancestorhood in Modern Ghana: Meaning and Identity in Asante Life through Death”
Current Affiliation
Department of Religious Studies
Hiram College

 

1995–1996

Brian Ward

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Florida
“Just My Soul Responding: African-American Popular Music and Civil Rights, 1954–1994”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Florida

 

1994–1996

Scot French

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Virginia
“Remembering Nat Turner: The Southhampton Slave Uprising in Collective Memory, 1831 to the Present”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Digital History
University of Virginia

Michele Mitchell

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Michigan
“To Possess a Manly Spirit: Gender, Eugenics, and Empire in the U.S. Black Nationalism”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
New York University

 

1993–1995

Emily Crosby

Pre-Doctoral (History)
SUNY, Geneseo
“Common Courtesy: The Civil Rights Movement in Port Gibson, Mississippi”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
State University of New York, Geneseo

Shelly Leanne

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (International Relations)
Harvard University
“African American Protest Against Minority Rule in South Africa: A Case Study of Disaporas and Transnationalism in World Politic”
Current Affiliation
Author

Rebecca Popenoe

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Chicago
“The Fatting of Girls, Sexuality, and Society among Awawagh Arabs in Niger”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Social Anthropology
Linkoping Universitet, Sweden

 

1993–1994

John Mason

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Virginia
“Slavery and Freedom in South Africa, 1820–1854”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Virginia

 

1992–1994

Cynthia Blair

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Harvard University
“Modernizing the Black Body: African-American, Dress and the Politics of Public Space, 1910–1940”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Illinois-Chicago

David Murray

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
University of Virginia
“Martiniquais: The Construction and Contestation of Cultural Identity”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
York University-Toronto

Hannah Rosen

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (History)
University of Michigan
“Interracial Rape and the Politics of Reconstruction”
Current Affiliation:r
Department of American Culture
University of Michigan

 

1992–1993

Mary Johnson Osirim

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Sociology)
Harvard University
“Women and African Entrepreneurship”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Sociology
Bryn Mawr College

Jeanne Whayne

Post-Doctoral (History)
“Reshaping the Rural South: Land, Labor, and Federal Policy in Poinsett County, Arkansas”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Arkansas

 

1991–1993

Michael Bennett

Pre-Doctoral (English)
University of Virginia
“Democratic Discourse: A comparative Study of Mid-Nineteenth Century African American and European America Culture”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
Long Island University-Brooklyn

Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton

Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Religious Studies)
University of Virginia
“Female Leadership in Roho Religion”
Current Affiliation:
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

Doris Smith Witt

Pre-Doctoral (English)
“A Cookbook for Cultural Shelving”
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
University of Iowa

 

1991–1992

Carol George

Post-Doctoral (History)
“The Ideology of Non-Violence: The Civil Rights Movement”

Gerald Horne

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
Columbia
“Fire this time: Uprising and the Meaning of the 1960s”
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bruce Nelson

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
“Class and Race in the United States: Industrial Workders, Organized Labor, and the Struggles for Black Equality Since World War II”
Current Affiliation
Department of History
Dartmouth College

 

1991

Adell Patton

Post-Doctoral (History)
"African Physicians and Diaspora: Imperial Power and the Struggle for Professionalism, ca. 1800-1975"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Marshall Stevenson

Post-doctoral (History)
"Friends and Enemies: The Ebb and Flow of Black-Jewish Relations in Detroit"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Dillard University

Linda Reed

Post-Doctoral (History )
University of Houston
“Simple Decency and Common Sense: The Southern Conference Movement, 1938-1963”
Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer
Current Affiliation
Department of History
University of Houston

Daryl Scott

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"In the Gaze of Experts: The African-American in Social Science Imagery, 1890-Present"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Howard University

 

1990

Constance Curry

Post-doctoral (History)
"Silver Rights: A Story of School Desegregation in Mississippi"
Current Affiliation:
Author

Mary Ellen Curtin

Pre-Doctoral (History)
Duke University
"Enclosed in a Shell of Self-Importance: Black Prisoners and their Struggles to Survive in Alabama Prisons, 1870-1900"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Essex

Adam Fairclough

Post-Doctoral (History)
University of Keele
"A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1940-1970"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Leiden University

Penny Russell

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Bound by Ties of Race and Sex: Mary Church Terrell, the First Fifty-Seven Years (1836-1920)"
Columbus, Ohio

Zoe S. Strother

Pre-Doctoral (Art History)
"Demystifying the Fetish: The Art of the Pende People of Zaire in Context"
Current Affiliation:
Art History & Archaeology
Columbia University

 

1989

Charles Dew

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The Lives of the Slaves: The Ironworkers of Buffalo Forge"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History.
Williams College

Raymond Gavins

Post-Doctoral (History)
"Black Carolina: A Profile History of the Negro in North Carolina"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Duke University

Janette Greenwood

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"New-South Middle Class: Race and Class in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1865-1900"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Clark University

Eric Lott

Pre-Doctoral (English)
"Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy, Cultural Production and the American 1848"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Virginia

Mieko Nishida

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Gender, Ethnicity and Kinship in Urban Slavery, Bahia, Brazil, 1808-1888"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Hartwick College

Kay Mills

Post-Doctoral Fellow (History)
“Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer”
Current Affiliation:
Author

Tejumola Olaniyan

Pre-Doctoral (English)
"Cross Currents: Contemporary Black Drama and the Poetics of Cultural Identity"
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
university of Wisconsin

Parker Shipton

Post-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Private Property and the Limits of Individualism in Africa"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
Boston University

 

1988

John Dittmer

Post-Doctoral (History)
"In the Name of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
DePauw University

Terrence Epperson

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Thus in the Beginning All the World was America: Class Formation and the Social Construction of Race in the Chesapeake 1675-1740"
Current Affiliation:
School of Culture and Society
The College of New Jersey

Mariane Ferme

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Making People and Transmitting Knowledge: The Construction of Gender Among the Mende of Sierra Leone"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
Univ. of California, Berkeley

Julia McDonough

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Clearinghouse for Change: The Southern Regional Council, 1944-65"
 

David Throup

Post-doctoral
"The Social, Economic and Political History of the Kikuyu People of Kenya, 1860-1990"
Current Affiliation
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michelle Wagner

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Community and Collective Representation: A Social History of Buragane, Burundi, c. 1850-1955"
Current Affiliation
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University of Minnesota

 

1987

Dennis Dickerson

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The Man in Between: Whitney Young, 1921-1971"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Religion
Vanderbilt University

Michael W. Fitzgerald

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The Union League and Agricultural Labor in the Deep South"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
St. Olaf College
 

Tera W. Hunter

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Afro-American Female Household Workers in the Urban South from 1865-1920"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Princeton University

Saba Jallow

Pre-Doctoral (Political Science)
"The Impact of Food Aid on Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pooled Cross-Sectional Time Series"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Georgia Southern University

Deborah Kaspin

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"History and Structural Transformations of Rural Malawi"
Current Affiliation:
Departmet of Anthropology
Yale University

Jean B. Lee

Post-Doctoral (History)
"Black Life and Labor at Mt. Vernon Plantation"
Current Affiliation:
History Department
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Veronique McNelly

Pre-Doctoral (French)
"Senghor’s African Aesthetics and its Implications"
Current Affiliation
Department of Romance Languages
Wake Forest University

J. Mills Thornton, III

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The Montgomery Boycott of 1955-1956"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Michigan

 

1986

Trevor Hall

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Reconstructing the Web of Activities Between Europeans of the Cape Verde Archipelago and Africans of the Guine of Cape Verde 1460-1600"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Bethune-Cookman College

Jack Johnson-Hill

Pre-Doctoral (Religious Ethics)
"Elements of an Afro-Caribbean Social Ethic: A Disclosure of the World of the Rastafari as Liminal Social Process"
Current Affiliation:

Timothy Luke

Post-Doctoral (Political Science)
"States and Social Revolutions in Modern Africa"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Virginia Tech

Stephanie Shaw

Post-Doctoral (History)
"Black Women in White Collars: A Social History of Lower Level Professional Black Women Workers, 1870-1955"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Ohio State University

Christopher Taylor

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Social Innovation and Therapy in Rwandan Popular Medicine"
Current Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology
Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

 

1985

Yahya Affinnih

Pre-Doctoral (Sociology)
"Occupational Commitment and the Myth of Self-Employment Among Lagos Port and Dock Workers"
Current Affiliation:
Department of African-American Studies
CUNY – John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Frances Ash

Pre-Doctoral (French)
"Caribbean Discourse on History: Nationalism vs Exile"

Melvin Ely

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Amos ‘n’ Andy: Their Lineage, Life and Legacy, 1890-1966"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
College of William & Mary

Janet Ewald

Post-Doctoral (History)
"Soldiers, Traders and Slaves: The Origins and Growth of a Greater Nile Valley System, 1780-1884"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Duke University

Gertrude Fraser

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Medical Belief Systems in Rural Afro-American Communities"
Current Affiliation:
Office of Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
University of Virginia

Gordon Thompson

Pre-Doctoral (English)
Symbols of Escape in the Works of Melvin B. Tolson, Charles W. Chesnutt, and James Baldwin
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
City College of New York

 

1984

Marcellus Blount

Pre-Doctoral (English)
"A Singer of Tales: The Afro-American Poet as Storyteller"
Current Affiliation:
Depart of English & Comparative Lit
Columbia University

Lynda Morgan

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"The Transition from Slavery to Freedom in Piedmont, Virginia, 1850-1880"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Mt. Holyoke College

Charles Rowell

Post-Doctoral (English)
"That Southern Thing: Black Fiction of the Civil Rights Era and After"
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
Texas A&M

Julius Scott, III

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"A Breathing of the Common Wind: The Sea, Politics, and Communication in the Era of the Haitian Revolution"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Michigan

Patricia Sullivan

Post-Doctoral (History)
"New Deal Politics and Civil Rights Reform in the South, 193-1948"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of South Carolina

John Thornton

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The History of the South Atlantic: The African Perspective, 1450-1650"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Boston University

 

1983

Yvonne Jones

Pre-Doctoral (Political Science)
"Technological Intervention or Community Development: The Formation of Rural Development Policy in Senegal, 1960-1978"
Current Affiliation:
World Bank

Linda Reed

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"The Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1938-1963"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Houston

J. Scott Strickland

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"African-American Culture and Social Change in South Carolina, 1680-1880"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Syracuse University

Diana Wylie

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"The Center Cannot Hold: The Decline of the Bamangwato Chieftainship, 1925-1950"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
Boston University

 

1982

Thadious Davis

Post-Doctoral (English)
"Race and Reputation in the Fiction of William Faulkner and Richard Wright"
Current Affiliation:
Department of English
University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Fatton Balutansky

Pre-Doctoral (English)
"Aesthetics and Politics in the Novels of Alex La Guma"
Current Affiliation:
St. Michael's College
 

Alexis Gardella

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"The Process of Social Formation on the Island of Rodrigues"
Current Affiliation:
Indian Ocean Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Haiti

Mary Rayner

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Slaves, Slave Owners and the British Cape Colony, 1806-1834"
Current Affiliation:
Amnesty International

Julie Saville

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"The Reorganization of Agricultural Labor in South Carolina after the Abolition of Slavery, 1860-1900"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Chicago

H. Leroy Vail

Post-Doctoral (History)
"The Art of Being Ruled: Poetry and Power in South Central Africa, circa 1800-1980"
Current Affiliation:
History Department
Harvard University
(Deceased -3/27/99)

 

1981

Leslie Rowland

Pre-Doctoral (History)
"Self-Emancipation: The Destruction of Slavery in Kentucky, 1861-1866"
Current Affiliation:
Department of History
University of Maryland

Richard Ralston

Post-Doctoral (AAS)
"The Life and Times of Dr. A.B. Xuma: Meditation on Twentieth Century South African Intellectual Social and Political History"
Current Affiliation:
African-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Catherine Macklin

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Garifuna Identity in Belize"
Current Affiliation:
Anthropology
Univ. of California, Berkeley

Ira Lowenthal

Pre-Doctoral (Anthropology)
"Culture, Economics and the Family: Domestic Organization in Rural Haiti"
Current Affiliation:
Haiti Democracy Project