Six AfAm Students Successfully Defend Their Dissertations
September 12, 2018
By Seth Bernstein
It’s been a busy summer in the Department of African American Studies, as six of our PhD students have mounted a successful dissertation defense since April.
Please join us in congratulating Christine Goding-Doty, Sureshi Jayawardene, Dwayne Nash, Brittnay Proctor, Jared Richardson and Sam Tenorio on joining the doctorate ranks!
Each of these distinguished alumni has also moved on to secure an exciting job:
- Goding-Doty began a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in August at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in affiliation with the English Department and the Center for Humanities.
- Jayawardine has joined the faculty at San Diego State University, where she accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Africana Studies.
- Nash is currently practicing law in New York City.
- Proctor has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster in the program of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- Richardson recently began a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in African American Studies at Stanford University.
- Tenorio began a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in July at Penn State University attached to the Africana Research Center and in affiliation with Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.