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Graduate Students

Florence Amene Efua Adibu
Curriculum Vitae
fadibu@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Afro Brazilian Identity/Image Politics and Beauty Culture; Gendered Citizenship;migrant Afro Brazilian Labor Inequality and Stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Sexuality, Sexual Economies, and Eroticism; Comparative West African Diaspora Studies; Latin American Cultural Studies; Ethnography

Conference Presentations:

On domestic workers on Brazil at:

the 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference at the University of Chicago, 2013.

"Engendering Change:
 The Third Annual Graduate Student Gender and Sexualities Conference" at the
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013.

Awards and Fellowships:

University of South Florida's Culture and Society Program for intensive Portuguese language instruction at Faculdade da Social Bahia, summer 2013.

The Graduate School Summer Language Grant


 

Tera Agyepong
tera@u.northwestern.edu

Tera will be an Assistant Professor of History at DePaul University in the Fall.

Research Interests:
Legal history, critical race theory, the construction of gender, juvenile justice, mass incarceration

Awards and Fellowships:
Sexualities Project at Northwestern (TSP), summer research funding for “Intersecting Constructions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality”


Jackson Christopher Bartlett
Curriculum Vitae

jacksonbartlett2011@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Black and queer geographies; race, citizenship, and the city; housing policy and segregation; post-civil rights urban social movements

Awards and Fellowships:

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2013)

Graduate Research Grant (2014)

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Research Grant (2014)

John L. Stanley Award (2014)


Jean-Pierre Brutus

Jean-Pierre Brutus
Curriculum Vitae
jeanpierrebrutus2014@u.northwestern.edu

"Racially Monstrous Modernity: Black Politics and its Zombie Conditions of Possibility"

Research Interests:
Critical race theory, black politics, postcolonial studies


Damon Burchell Sajnani
Curriculum Vitae
damonburchell2015@u.northwestern.edu

"Deepening Democracy "Galsen" Style: HipHop and Civil Society in Senegal"

Research Interests:
Cultural sociology; social and political theory; Africana philosophy and critical theory; race, racism and (post)colonialism; comparative politics, globalization and diaspora; stratification and intersectionality; HipHop studies; Black power; whiteness studies and critical ethnic studies

Publications:

Troubling the Trope of “Rapper as Modern Griot”: How Senegalese HipHoppers Juxtapose the Social Positionalities of Rappers and Griots. Journal of Pan-African Studies, vol.6, no.3, September 2013.

Awards and Fellowships:

-Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center, Harvard University (2014-2015)

-Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention (2014-2015)

 

Artist Website: www.ProfessorD.us

Academia.edu Profile: northwestern.academia.edu/ProfD


Ethan Caldwell

Ethan Caldwell
ethancaldwell2011@u.northwestern.edu

"The Colonizer-Colonized Paradox: African American Solider-Okinawan Relations"

Research Interests:
Afro-Asian relations, race, gender, coloniality, militarism, visual culture


Cecilio Cooper
ceciliocooper@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:

Black Feminism, Critical Race Theory, Early Modernity, Gender Studies, Literary Studies

Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory
Science Studies Graduate Affiliate

Awards and Fellowships:

Full Fellowship to the Uppsala International Summer Session for Swedish instruction.

The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2013)


Bernard Forjwuor

Bernard Forjwuor
Curriculum Vitae
forjwuor@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Black Politics, Critical Race Theory, Psychoanalysis and Political Theory


Zinga Fraser

Zinga Fraser
z-fraser@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Black Women's history and Black Politics

Awards, Fellowships and Residencies:
Vivian A. Ware Fellowship, Delta Research and Educational Foundation (2009-2010)

Visiting Scholar, Columbia University (2010-2011)

Publications:
(Associate Editor of this Issue). “The Politics of Trauma: Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm’s Political Lives.” PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women 1, no. 1 (2001): 52-62


Chelsea Frazier
Curriculum Vitae
chelseafrazier2013@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
20th Century and Contemporary Black Literature, Ecological/Environmental Criticism, Black Feminist Theory, Afrofuturism, Black Identity and Subject Formation, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Christine Goding-Doty

Christine Goding-Doty
Curriculum Vitae
cgoding@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Critical Philosophy of Race, Performance, Affect Theory, Coloniality, Race Governance


Ava Greenwell
Curriculum Vitae
a-greenwell@northwestern.edu

"Unseen, Yet Heard: Black Women Managers' Invisible Power in Television News."

CNN post

Research Interests:
African American female journalists and black news media

Publications:

"Twentieth-Century Ideology Meets Twenty-First-Century Technology: Black News Websites and Racial Uplift." Fire. Click here for more information.

"'I Never Felt Any Cold Feet': How Age, Gender, and Family Background Shaped the Sit-in Movement in Henderson, Kentucky." Souls (Forthcoming).

Conference Presentations:

"Black Women Journalists: (Un)Silencing Sexual Subjugation," Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Pittsburgh. 2012

"Black Women Journalists: A History of Pioneering and Uplifting the Race," panelist, Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Pittsburgh. 2012.


Ruth Hays

Ruth Hays
Curriculum Vitae
r-hays@northwestern.edu

"'So I Could Be Easeful': Black Women's Authoritative Knowledge on Childbirth."

Research Interests:
Childbirth, gender, black women, bodies, health disparities


Sureshi Jayawardene
B2D6L2@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
African Diaspora, Indian Ocean Africana communities, Culturally grounded research on Africana people, Africana sexuality, Racial formation, Africana aesthetics, Africana spirituality and spiritual systems, Africana rituals and performance, Afro-Asian relations, Black psychology. 

Awards
Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society Inductee 2013

 Publications
"Pushing the Paradigm: Locating Scholarship on the Siddis and Kaffirs." Journal of Black Studies. Accepted for publication (2013).


Assata Kokayi
assatakokayi2015@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1960's and 1970's New Left/Black Power-era feminist activism


Latasha Levy

Latasha Levy
Curriculum Vitae
latasha@u.northwestern.edu

"Strange Bedfellows: The Rise of the New (Black) Right in Post Civil Rights America"

Research Interests:
Twentieth Century Black History and Politics

Awards and Fellowships:
Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia (2013)

University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar citation (2013)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, "Strange Bedfellows: The Rise of the New (Black) Right in Post Civil Rights America" (2011-2012)
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship (2009-2010)

Publications:
"Pan-Africanism in Theory and Praxis" In To Free Our Minds: James Turner and the Struggle for Africana Studies, edited by Scot Brown and Kimberle Crenshaw. New York: Diasporic Africa Press. [forthcoming]
“Remembering Sixth-PAC: Interviews with Judy Claude and Sylvia Hill, Organizers of the Sixth-Pan African Congress,” The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter 2008): 39-47


Paul Joseph López Oro
Curriculum Vitae
lopezoro@u.northwestern.edu

Disseration Topic:
Second Generation Immigrant Garifuna Guatemalan & Honduran Youth in New York City: Subjectivities of Blackness, Latinidad, and Indigeneity.

Research Interests: 

Garifuna youth in Honduras and the U.S; Central American blackness and indigeneity; black transnationalism; black-Latina/o relations, critical race theory; and black and Latino boys in NYC Public Schools.


 

Patricia Lott
p-lott@northwestern.edu

"Disremembered and Unaccounted for: A Critical Genealogy of Amnesia regarding Racial Slavery in the U.S. North, 1820-1861"

Awards and Fellowships:
Richard S. Dunn Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ( 2011-2012)


Dwayne Nash

Dwayne Nash, Esq.
Curriculum Vitae
dwaynenash2013@u.northwestern.edu

"Prototypes of Racial Profiling: Forgotten History of Stop and Frisk in 1960s New York."

Research Interests:
Re-conceptualizing Racial Profiling, Law, Criminal Sociology, Performance Studies and Social History as methodology, and Visual Culture

 

Awards and Fellowships (partial list):

Presidential Fellowship, Northwestern University (2013)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention (2012-2013)

Law & Social Science Dissertation Fellowship, Honoary Membership by American Bar Foundation (2012-2013)

Conference Presentations (partial list):

"Forbidden Testimonies of Racial Profiling: Civil Rights History of 'Stop and Frisk' on Trial at Local Court," Black Studies Doctoral Program Summit, A Beautiful Struggle, Northwestern University. 2012

"Photographic Ethnography: Visual Narratives of Racial Profiling in Cuba," Cuba Cultural Program Photography Workshop, La Vida Cubana, Havana, Cuba. 2011


Courtney J. Patterson

Curriculum Vitae
courtnej@u.northwestern.edu

"Fat Chance, Slim Chance: Identity, Culture, and A Politic of Fatness"

Research Interests:
Race, Class, and Gender; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sexuality; Cultural Sociology; Fat Studies; Social Theory; Social Health; Public Health; Medical Sociology; HIV/AIDS; Qualitative Methods

Publications:
Patterson, Courtney J. “Is It Just Baby F(Ph)at?: Black Female Teenagers, Body Size and Sexuality,” in Contemporary Black Female Sexualities, Melancon, Trimiko and Joanne Braxton, eds. (Forthcoming in 2014, Rutgers University Press)

Patterson, Courtney J. “Plus Size Black and Latino Women: The Implications of Body Shape and Size for Apparel Design,” in Designing Apparel for Consumers: The Impact of Body Shape and Size, Faust, Marie-Eve and Serge Carrier, eds. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2014.

Watkins-Hayes, Celeste, Courtney J. Patterson, and Amanda Armour. "Precious: Black Women, Neighborhood HIV/AIDS Risk, and Institutional Buffers." Du Bois Review 8 (Spring 2011): 229-240

Awards and Fellowships:
Ford Dissertation Grant Honorable Mention (2012, 2013)


Brittnay Proctor
brittnay.proctor@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Black Cultural Production, Afrofuturism, and Anti-Black Violence.



Jared Rodriguez
jaredrodriguez2016@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:

Modernity and Coloniality, Racial Governance, Diaspora Studies, Slavery, Political Theory, Marxism, Critical Theory, Critical Philosophy of Race, Black Political Thought, Early Modern World, Iberian Colonialism, Latin America and The Caribbean



Jemaine Scott
jermainescott2019@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Black power, 20th century black social and grassroots movements, black resistance, political career of Ewart Guinier

 


Frederick Staidum

Frederick Staidum
Curriculum Vitae
FrederickStaidum2008@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:  
Cultural Geography, 19th-century American Literature and Performance, U.S. Gulf South, and Coloniality

 


Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor
Curriculum Vitae
keeangataylor2008@u.northwestern.edu

"Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970's"

Research Interests:
Political economy, race, redlining and housing discrimination, urban rebellions of the 1960s, the urban crisis and the 1970s.

 

Awards and Fellowships:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (2013)

Lannan Writer-in Residence Fellowship (2012)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, "Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970's" (2011-2012)
Presidential Fellowship, Northwestern University, "Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970's" (2011-2013)

Publications:

Rats, Riots and Revolution: African American Struggles for Housing Justice. Haymarket Books (forthcoming)

Back Story to the Neoliberal Moment: Race Taxes and the Political Economy of Black Urban Housing in the 1960s,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Issue 3, 2013.

“The Mississippi Freedom Schools.” Knopp, Sarah, and Jeff Bale, eds. 2012. Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation. Haymarket Books. (Book Sidebar Essay)

 


 

Sam C. Tenorio
sam.tenorio@u.northwestern.edu


Research Interests
Black political thought; Anarchism; Political theory; Multiculturalism and coalition politics; Racial constructions of the slave/non-human; Race, gender, and sexuality.

 


Taurean Webb

Taurean Webb
taureanwebb2011@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Reparatory justice politics; historical and contemporary discourses of black reparation; postcolonial theory; twentieth-century African American and US legal history; critical race theory; trauma studies; and liberationist theology movements

"Reparation and the Religio-Legal Injustices of Empire: A Review of Hilary Beckles' Britain's Black Debt." SX Salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform 14, (November 2013)


 

 

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