Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and IAAR Faculty Affiliate Brendan Jamal Thornton received the Barbara T. Christian Literary Award presented by the Caribbean Studies Association to the best book in the Humanities in 2017 category for his book Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: Florida… Read more »
IAAR’s Graduate Student Summer Research Grant recipients, Loneke Blackman Carr and Alex McVey presented the results from their summer research in the fall 2016 graduate student talk series. Read More.
IAAR’s second Visiting Scholar lecture in fall 2016 featured independent scholar, Dr. Melissa Stuckey, who is currently the historical consultant for the Coltrane Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation and economic development in Oklahoma’s surviving historic black towns. Read More.
Given recent events in Charlotte, we have developed a short reading list of scholarly texts on Black experiences in the Charlotte metropolitan area and North Carolina more generally. In focusing on Charlotte, we pay special attention to the Black experiences historically and contemporarily in the areas of economic development, education and law enforcement. In focusing… Read more »
The Moore Undergraduate Research Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) director, Professor Rosa Perelmuter, was recently honored with the 2016 University Diversity Award. To read more about it, please see: Diversity Awards
The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) is pleased to announce that Loneke Blackman, Samantha King, Alex McVey and Mishio Yamanaka will receive the IAAR Graduate Student Summer Research Program Grant for 2016-2017.
The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) is pleased to announce that Andrea Benjamin and Chérie Rivers Ndaliko will receive the IAAR Faculty Fellowship for 2016-2017. Andrea Benjamin Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science While a Faculty Fellow with the IAAR, Professor Andrea Benjamin will complete data collection and data analysis for a project exploring how minority representation in… Read more »
On April 6, 2016, Professor Keith Clark of George Mason University, delivered his lecture, Invisible Woman/Native Daughter: The Life and Fiction of Ann Petry. Dr. Clark, who received his Ph.D. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill (1993), returned to the Carolina campus to discuss his findings based on his published book, The Radical Fiction of Ann… Read more »
On February 16, 2016, Dr. Wizdom Powell spoke to the UNC community about the findings of her research which was supported by IAAR’s Faculty Fellowship Program. The lecture entitled, They Can’t Breathe: Why Neighborhoods Matter For Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outcomes Among Emerging Adult African American Men, was delivered to a packed audience at the Stone… Read more »
On February 12, 2016, Professors Daina Berry and Cherise Smith, co-directors of the University of Texas at Austin’s Op-Ed Project, New Voices in Thought Leadership, came to UNC’s campus to talk to professors and researchers interested in becoming thought leaders. The talk focused on the development, organization, and outcomes of the program. … Read more »