Dr. Jeffrey Sommers appeared live on RT discussing Barack Obama’s election and presidency.
Dr. Bellegarde-Smith gave a lecture on Haitian Vodou at California State University, San Marcos in October.
Dr. Anika Wilson is a 21st Century Studies Fellow for 2012-2013. Her project is entitled, ‘Gender Conflict and Law in Democratic Transitions: Courts, Narratives, and the Vernacularization of Human Rights in Malawi.’
Dr. Jeffrey Sommers is a Global Studies Research Fellow for 2012-2013. His project is entitled, ‘Wages of Austerity: Unraveling Social Europe.’
Dr. Erin Winkler is a recipient of the 2012-2013 Graduate School Research Committee Award. Her project is entitled, ‘Racism as a Threshold Topic.’
Dr. Jeffrey Sommers is a recipient of the 2011-2012 Research Growth Initiative Award for his project, ‘Spatial Fixes and Hegemonic Re-Rorderings: Africa’s Place in the Emerging New Order.’
Drs. Joyce F. Kirk and Erin N. Winkler were invited speakers at the 2012 Northwestern University conference, ‘A Beautiful Struggle: Transformative Black Studies in Shifting Political Landscapes–A Summit of Doctoral Programs.’
Graduate student Charmane Perry received a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship to study accelerated introductory Haitian Creole at Florida International University’s Summer Haitian Institute.