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Current and Past Fellows

Current Fellows 2014-2015

Awardees

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Myra Young Armstead. Professor of History, Bard College.

Project:  Progressive Public History in Harlem

Rashad Shabazz. Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Vermont.

Project:  Mapping Black Sexuality: A Spatial History of Black Gay Pride

Rafia Zafar. Professor, English, Washington University, St. Louis

Project: Recipes for Respect

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Devyn Spence Benson. Assistant Professor of History & African and African American Studies, Louisiana State University

Project: Not Blacks, but Citizens: Race and Revolution in Cuba, 1959-1978

James Smethurst. Professor, Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Project: Behold the Land: The Black Arts Movement in the South 1963-1985

Schomburg Center

John Perpener. Independent Scholar.

Project: Political and Social Activism in African-American Concert Dance:  Eleo Poma

Fellows of the Center 1983-2013

Fellows of the Schomburg Center are listed by (1) the years during which they held fellowships; (2) the institutions and departments with which they were affiliated at the time of their fellowships or shortly thereafter; (3) the titles of the Projects they worked on at the Center.

1983-1984

Independent

Wilkerson, Margaret. Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, University of California at Berkeley. (Ford Foundation and National Research Council.)
Project:
Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

1985-1986

Independent

Franklin, V.P. Professor of History, Department of History and Politics, Drexel University. (Ford Foundation and National Research Council.)
Project:
The Black Twenties: An Exploration of New Negro Consciousness, 1917-1930

1986-1987

Rockefeller Foundation

Birt, Rodger C. Professor, Humanities Department, San Francisco State University.
Project:
With a Camera in Harlem: The Career and Works of James Van Der Zee.

Walker, Sheila S. Director, Center for African and African American Studies and Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin.
Project:
Creation of slide/tape and video presentations about Africa and the African Diaspora.
Documentary Film: Bahia: Africa in the Americas

1986-1987

Schomburg Center

Greene, Larry A. Professor, Department of History. Seton Hall University.
Project:
Social Aspects of the Depression in Harlem: Family Life and Education, 1930-1940.

Jones, Ferdinand. Director, Psychological Services and Professor of Psychology, Brown University.
Project:
Jazz and Adaptive Afro-American Styles

Independent

Sandler, Kathe. Independent Filmmaker. (Various funding sources.)
Project:
Documentary Film: A Question of Color

1987-1988

Rockefeller Foundation

Brier, Eloise A. Assistant Professor, Department of French Studies, State University of New York at Albany.
Project:
Negritude: Origins and Effects in the United States

Graziano, John M. Professor, Department of Music, The City College, City University of New York.
Project:
Black Musical Theater, 1890-1935: A Chronicle

Schomburg Center

Bethel, Elizabeth Rauh. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Lander College.
Project:
Afro-American Responses to the First Emancipation, 1780-1865

Wilson, Joseph F. Tow Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Diversity and Multi cultural Studies, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York.
Project:
Documentary History of the "Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Independent

Hare, Bruce. Associate Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Project:
Community Control of Education in New York City

1988-1989

Rockefeller Foundation

Dixon, Melvin. (Deceased) Professor, English Department, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Project:
What is Africa to Me?: Memory of the Imperatives of Ancestry in Modern Black Poetry

Horne, Gerald. Professor of Black Studies, Department of History, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Project:
Biography of Benjamin J. Davis, Jr.

Talalay, Kathryn. Archivist/Editor, The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Project:
From Harlem to Hue: A Critical Biography of Philippa Duke Schuyler, 1931-1967

1989-1990

Ford Foundation

Leeming, David Adams. Associate Professor, Department of English and Contemporary Literature, University of Connecticut.
Project:
A Biography of James Baldwin

Spears, Arthur K. Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, The City College, The City University of New York; and Anthropology and Linguistics, The Graduate School, The City University of New York.
Project:
The Black English Verbal System

Yellin, Jean Fagan. Professor of English and Director, New York City Humanities Program, Pace University.
Project:
Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in a Life

1990-1991

National Endowment for the Humanities

Govan, Sandra T. Associate Professor, Department of English, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Project:
The Turbulent Times of Gwendolyn Bennett: Art and Politics After the Renaissance

Israel, Adrienne M. Associate Professor, Department of History, Guilford College.
Project:
Amanda Berry Smith: An Historical Biography of a Spiritual Pioneer

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Beane, Carol A. Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages, Howard University.
Project:
The Representation of Slavery in Latin American Literature

Dwight, Margaret L. Professor, Department of History, North Carolina A&T.
Project:
Economic Boycott as Non-Violent Sanctions in Political and Social Conflict in the Civil Rights Movement

Greene, Larry A. Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of History, Seton Hall University.
Project:
An Oral History of Harlem in Depression and War: 1930-1945

Lindfors, Bernth Olof. Professor of English and African Literature, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin.
Project:
The Early Career of Ira Aldridge

Independent

Dodson, Jualynne E. Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Afro-American Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder. (Ford Foundation Fellow.)
Project:
Women, Power, Church: The First Century

Wright, John Samuel. Associate Professor, Department of Afro-American & African Studies, University of Minnesota. (Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow.)
Project:
The Riddle of Freedom: Art, Ideas, and the Worlds of Afro-American Cultural Thought

1991-1992

National Endowment for the Humanities

Barlow, William. Associate Professor, Department of Radio, TV, Film, School of Communication, Howard University.
Project:
A Cultural History of Black Radio

Grant, Joanne (Deceased). Independent Scholar.
Project:
Grand Lady: The Lifework of Ella J. Baker

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Malone, Jacqueline Delores. Associate Professor, Drama, Theater and Dance, Queens College, City University of New York.
Project:
Dynamic Suggestion: Tracing African-American Vernacular Dance

Finley, Cheryl. Independent Scholar.
Project:
Photographic Images of African Americans from the F.S.A. Years: The Development of an Afro-Centric Perspective

Gort, Enid. Independent Scholar.
Project:
A Career of Conscience: The Story of Franklin H. Williams

Independent

Butler Jones, Katherine Elizabeth. Independent.
Project:
Journey to the Promised Land: Social Economic and Political Influences Affecting an African American Family Migrating Through New York State 1770s-1930

1992-1993

National Endowment for the Humanities

Miller, Patrick Bryant. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona at Tucson.
Project:
Pillars of Fire: A History of Traditionally African American Colleges and Universities

Redkey, Edwin S. Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities, State University of New York.
Project:
A History of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Browning, Barbara Lee. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton University.
Project:
Afro-Atlantic Syncratic Narratives: A Study of Literature in the Pan-Yoruba Tradition

Gerson, Jeffrey Nathan. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Project:
Black Succession in Central Brooklyn, 1964-1991

McCaskill, Barbara Ann. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University Georgia at Athens.
Project:
Reconsidering Race: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of African American Women

Pedersen, Carl George. Associate Professor, Institute of Language and Culture, Roskilde University Center, Denmark.
Project:
Claude McKay: From Socialism to Negritude

Independent

Franklin, j.e. Director, the Zora Neale Hurston Writer's Workshop, New York City.
Project:
Gray Panthers: The Second Decatet. Ten Ten-Minute Dramas on the Lives of African-American Elders

Lamont, Michele. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.
Project:
Male Working Class Culture in France and the United States

1993-1994

National Endowment for the Humanities

Green, Venus. Assistant Professor, Department of Black Studies, The City College, City University of New York.
Project:
Black Women: Working and Organizing, 1920-1980

Miller, James Arthur. Professor of English and American Studies, Department of English and American Studies, Trinity College.
Project:
African-American Cultural Politics of the 1930s

Plummer, Brenda Gayle. Associate Professor of History, Joint Appointment: Department of Afro-American Studies/Department of History, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Project:
Race, Gender, and the Cold War

Taylor, Ula. Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of California at Berkeley.
Project:
The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

1993-1994

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Jones, Lawrence Patrick. Independent Scholar.
Project:
Identity, Drama, and Mutual Aid in the Black Pentecostal Church

Jackson-Brown, Irene Viola. Senior Fellow, Program in Education Policy and School Reform, Phelps-Stokes Fund.
Project:
The Black Church as Progenitor of Musical Performance in the African American Community

Rachleff, Melissa Jane. Assistant Curator, Exit Art, Inc.
Project:
Morgan and Marvin Smith: Photography in Harlem, 1933-1950

1994-1995

National Endowment for the Humanities

Stakeman, Randolph. Director of Africana Studies/Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College.
Project:
The NAACP in International Affairs, 1918-1968

Suggs, Jon-Christian. Professor, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York.
Project:
Status, Text, and Substance: A Study of the Interrelationships Between African-American Literature and American Law

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Drewal, Henry John. Evjue-Bascom Professor, Department of Art History and Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Project:
Art History, and Hegemony: An African Diaspora in the Caribbean

Hayden, Robert C. Lecturer, Department of History, College of Public and Commonwealth Service, University of Massachusetts at Boston and Northeastern University.
Project:
Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright and the Development of Medicine in Harlem (New York City) between 1919-1952

James, Joy Ann. Assistant Professor, Women Studies, Department of Women Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Project:
Race, Representation and the Demystification of Sexual Violence in American Visual Culture, 1892-1992

1995-1996

National Endowment for the Humanities

Watkins-Owens, Irma. Assistant Professor, African American Studies Institute and Social Sciences Division, Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Project:
Migration and Community: African American Women in New York City, 1890-1940

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Kaplan, Carla. Assistant Professor, Department of English; Affiliate Appointments in African-American and Women's Studies, Yale University.
Project:
The Twenties in Black And White: Modernism's Undesirable Desire

Smith, Barbara. Publisher, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.
Project:
African American Lesbian and Gay History

Walker-Hill, Helen Siemens (Deceased). Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies Program, University of Wyoming.
Project:
African-American Women Composers: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Class and Musical Creativity

1996-1997

National Endowment for the Humanities

Ferrer, Ada. Assistant Professor, Department of History, New York University.
Project:
To Make a Free Nation: Race and the Struggle for Independence in Cuba, 1868-1898

James, Winston Anthony. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Columbia University.
Project:
Claude McKay: From Bolshevism To Black Nationalism, 1923 to 1948

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Anderson, Jervis B. (Deceased). Staff Writer, Editorial Department, The New Yorker Magazine, New York City.
Project:
A Biography of Bayard Rustin

Cleaver, Kathleen Neal. Visiting Scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University.
Project:
Memories of Love and War

Fitzgerald, Sharon Gail. Contributing Writer, American Vision Magazine.
Project:
The Biography of Jean Blackwell Hutson

Independent

Brown, Fahamisha Patricia. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fordham University. (Fordham University Fellow.)
Project:
Black Poetry: The Hidden Years

Hare, Bruce R. Professor of Africana Studies, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Sociology, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Project:
African Americans and Sociology: A Critical Analysis and Issues in African American Education

King, Nicole R. Assistant Professor, Caribbean and Afro-American Literature, Department of English, University of Maryland. (Ford Foundation Fellow.)
Project:
C.L.R. James and Caribbean Cultural Identity

Soto, Isabel. Associate Professor, English Studies Department, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain and visiting Scholar, Vassar College.
Project:
Langston Hughes in Spain

1997-1998

National Endowment for the Humanities

Edwards, Brent Hayes. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rugters University.
Project:
Black Globality: The International Shape of Black Intellectual Culture

Gill, Gerald Robert (Deceased). Associate Professor, Department of History, Tufts University.
Project:
Struggling Yet In Freedom's Birthplace - The Civil Rights Movement in Boston, 1935-1972

Aaron Diamond Foundation

Chambers, Douglas Brent. Independent.
Project:
The Invention of Creolization: Melville and Frances Herskovits and the History of a Key Concept in Africana Studies

Graham, Maryemma. Professor, Department of English, Northeastern University.
Project:
Southern Roads, Gendered Gardens: An Intellectual Biography of Margaret Walker

Torres, Alexandra Clarke. Richard and Edna Salomon Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University.
Project:
Black, White and In Color: Television, African American and the Production of National History.

Independent

Garrison, Jeffrey G. Professor, Department of English Languages and Literature, Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan.
Project:
Depiction of Blacks in the Works of Modern White American Dramatists

1998-1999

National Endowment for the Humanities

Brown, Carolyn Anderson. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University.
Project:
Cowboys, Letterwriters and Dancing Women: Identity and Struggles Over Space, Leisure and Time in Enugu, Nigeria, 1914-1955

Stewart, Jeffrey Conrad. Associate Professor, Department of History, George Mason University.
Project:
Enter The New Negro: A Biography of Alain Locke, 1885-1954

Irene Diamond Foundation

Hodes, Martha Elizabeth. Assistant Professor, Department of History, New York University.
Project:
Place and Race, Borders and Identities: Black and White Migrations in the Civil War Era

King, Debra Walker. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Florida.
Project:
African Americans and the Culture of Pain

Vendryes, Margaret Rose. Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, Fairfield University.
Project:
Representation of the New Negro: The Black Body as Metaphor in Modern American Art and Literature

Ford Foundation Endowment

Wilder, Craig Steven. Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Williams College.
Project:
Black Institutions in Colonial and Early National New York.

Independent

Harris, Leslie M. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Emory University.
Project:
Creating the African-American Working Class in New York City, 1626-1863

1999-2000

National Endowment for the Humanities

Adenaike, Carolyn Keyes. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis.
Project:
God Knew His Brother: War, Slavery, and the Creation of Yoruba Identity

Miller, Ivor Lynn. Independent.
Project:
The Cuban Abakua Society

Irene Diamond Foundation

Lindberg, Kathryne Victoria (Deceased). Professor of English and American Literature; Adjunct Faculty in Africana Studies, Department of English, Wayne State University.
Project:
From Claude McKay to Huey Newton: Revolutionary Intercommunalism and Black Syndicalist Lyrics.

Lindsey, Lydia. Assistant Professor, Department of History, North Carolina Central University.
Project:
Claudia Jones: A Political Biography

Smith, Shawn Michelle. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Washington State University, Pullman.
Project:
Photography on the Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois' Photographs for the 1900 Paris Exposition

Ford Foundation

Biondi, Martha. Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University.
Project:
The Civil Rights Movement in New York City, 1945-1955

2000-2001

National Endowment for the Humanities

Goldsby, Jacqueline Denise. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago.
Project:
A Spectacular Secret: The Cultural Logic of Lynching in American Life and Literature, 1882-1992

Kelley, Robin D.G. Professor of History and Africana Studies, Department of History and Africana Studies, New York University.
Project:
Misterioso: In Search of Thelonious Monk

McNeil, Genna Rae. Professor of History, Department of History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Project:
Joan Little and the 'Free Joan Little' Movement in Historical Perspective

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Butler, Kim D. Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department, Rutgers University.
Project:
The African Diaspora: Paradigms of Power

National Endowment for the Humanities/Schomburg Center

Gross, Kali Nicole. Doctoral Fellow, Department of History, Occidental College.
Project:
The Dismembered Body of Wakefield Gaines and Other Tales of African-American Female Criminality in Philadelphia, 1880-1910

Green, Cecilia A. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh.
Project:
Between Respectability and Self-Respect: Afro-Caribbean Women Negotiating Livelihoods

2001-2002

National Endowment for the Humanities

El Hamel, Chouki. Assistant Professor, African and African-American Studies, Duke University.
Project:
The History of the Blacks in Morocco: Race and Gender in Moroccan Slavery

Frederick, Rhonda D. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Boston College.
Project:
Colon Man a Come: Mythographies of Panama Canal Migration

National Endowment for the Humanities/Schomburg Center

Mitchell, Michele. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Center for Afro-American & African Studies, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Project:
To Find Their Way to Heaven: African Americans, Racial Destiny, and the Politics of Collective Reproduction after Reconstruction

Roberts, Samuel Kelton. Thurgood Marshall Fellow, Program in African and African-American Studies, Department of History, Dartmouth College.
Project:
Infectious Fear: Tuberculosis, Public Health, and the Logic of Race and Illness in the Urban South, 1880-1930

Sammons, Jeffrey Thomas. Professor, Department of History, New York University.
Project:
Harlem's 'Hellfighters' and the Crusade for Citizenship: The 369th and the 'Great War'

Savage, Barbara Dianne. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania.
Project:
A New Heaven and a New Earth: African American Religion, Politics, and Culture in the Interwar Years

Independent

Collins, Lisa Gail. Assistant Professor, Art & Africana Studies, Vassar College.
Project:
Art of African American Folklore

Ogbar, Jeffrey O.G. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Connecticut.
Project:
The New Avant Garde: The Culture and Politics of Hip Hop Music in the Late 20th Century

Reinhardt, Thomas. Scientific Employee, Frobenius Institute, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany.
Project:
Afrocentricity - Processes of Appropriation in African-American Identity Formation

Rothman, Barbara Katz. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology & Women's Studies, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Project:
Children of a Diaspora: African Americans Raised by White Families Weaving a Way Home

2002-2003

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse

Guridy, Frank Andre. Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, Department of History, Wheaton College.
Project:
Racial Knowledge and the Black Transnational Community in Cuba and the United States During the Age of Depression and War, 1929-45

National Endowment for the Humanities

Mathieu, Sarah-Jane. Assistant Professor, Department of History, African American Studies, Princeton University.
Project:
Jim Crow Rides This Train: The Social and Political Impact of African American Sleeping Car Porters in Canada, 1870-1955

Bilby, Kenneth M. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Music, Bard College, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
Project:
Where Good and Evil Meet: Ethnographic, Literary, and Popular Representations of Obeah

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey. Associate Professor, Department of History, State University of New York at Binghamton.
Project:
The Cultural Politics of Slave Emancipation in the British West Indies and the United States, 1831-1888

National Endowment for the Humanities/Schomburg Center Fellow 

Kennedy, Winston. Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, Howard University.
Project:
Out of the Shadows: The African American Image in Print

Priestley, George A. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Latin American Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.
Project:
George Westerman and West Indian-Panamanians in the 20th Century: Negotiating Identity, Culture and Nationality

Independent

Hare, Bruce. Professor, Department of African American Studies, Syracuse University.
Project:
2001 Race Odyssey

Hernandez, Tanya K. Professor, Rutgers School of Law.
Project:
"Civil Rights Movements in the Americas: Racial Identity and Group Race Consciousness”

2003-2004

National Endowment for the Humanities

Goyal, Yogita. Graduate Fellow, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Brown University
Project:
Diasporic Nationalisms, Nationalist Diasporas: Theorizing Race in the Black Atlantic

Hall, Stephen Gillroy. Assistant Professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University.
Project:
To Give A Faithful Account of the Race: History and Historical Writing in the African American Community, 1817-1915

Hicks, Cheryl D. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Williams College.
Project:
Confined to Womanhood: Women, Prisons, and Race in the State of New York, 1890-1935

Malone, Jacqueline Delores. Professor, Department of Drama, Theater and Dance, Queens College, City University of New York.
Project:
Jazz Music in Motion: African American Women in Tap and Jazz Dance

Schomburg Center/Samuel I. Newhouse

Gray, John. Independent.
Project:
Black Music in the Diaspora: An International Bio-Bibliography and Resource Guide

2004-2005

National Endowment for the Humanities

Gore, Dayo Folayan. Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Project:
“To Light a Candle in a Gale Wind:” Black Women Radicals and Post World War II U.S. Politics

Miller, Monica Lynn. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Barnard College.
Project:
Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism in the Atlantic Diaspora

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse

Horton-Stallings, LaMonda. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Florida.
Project:
Making Jelly: Respectability, Liberation, and the Making of Black Sexual Culture

Mumford, Kevin J. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa.
Project:
In the Life of Joseph Beam

Independent

Strickland, Jeffrey. Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy, University of Texas–Panamerican.
Project:
Ethnicity and Race in the Urban South: German Immigrants And African-Americans during Reconstruction

2005-2006

National Endowment for the Humanities

Babb, Valerie Melissa. Professor, Department of English/African American Studies, University of Georgia.
Project:
The Ghana Renaissance: Afro Art and Politics, 1960-1966

Brooks, Daphne Ann. Assistant Professor, Department of English & African American Studies, Princeton University.
Project:
I Hold No Grudge: Black Feminist Satire, Performance, & Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Nero, Charles Isidore. Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric & Theater, Bates College.
Project:
Writing a New African Diasporic World: Melvin Dixon, Joseph Beam and the Generation of the 1980s

Shukla, Sandhya R. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Asian American Studies Program, Columbia University.
Project:
Cross-Cultural Twentieth Century Harlem

Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma. Associate Professor, Department of English/Cinema & Media, University of Chicago.
Project:
At the Crossroads: Style, Segregation, and the Films of Spencer Williams

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse

Jones, William Powell. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Project:
Roots of the New Unionism: Black Public Service Workers and the Transformation of Urban Politics, 1945-1985

Independent

Hills, Patricia. Professor, Department of History, Boston University.
Project:
Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence

2006-2007

National Endowment for the Humanities

Krauthamer, Barbara. Assistant Professor, Department of History, New York University.
Project:
Runaway Slave Women: Race, Gender and Freedom in the American Southeast, 1730-1840

Lindquist, Malinda Alaine. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twins Cities.
Project:
The Gender of Racial Science: Modern Black Manhood and its Making, 1890-2000

Njoku, Raphael Chijioke. Assistant Professor, Department of Pan African Studies/History, University of Louisville.
Project:
African Masks and Masquerades: A Comparative Study of Symbols and Meaning of African Masquerades and Carnivals of the Diaspora

Page, Kezia Ann. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Colgate University.
Project:
Kingston 21: Diaspora, Migrancy, and Caribbean Literature

Williams, Chad Louis. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hamilton College.
Project:
Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers and the Era of the First World War

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse

Green, Venus. Associate Professor, Department of History, The City College, CUNY.
Project:
Black Fraternal Orders and Labor Activism, 1900-1980

Independent

Collins, Lisa Gail. Associate Professor, Art History and Africana Studies, Vassar College
Project:
The Art of Healing

Babb, Valerie. Professor, Department of English/African American Studies, University of Georgia.
Project:
The Ghana Renaissance: Afro Art and Politics, 1960-1966

Kaplan, Carla. Professor, Department of English, Northeastern University.
Project:
Miss Ann in Harlem

2007-2008

National Endowment for the Humanities

Fernandez, Johanna. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University.
Project:
When the World was their Stage: The Young Lords and the 1960s

Gross, Kali Nicole. Assistant Professor, Department of History & Politics, Drexel University.
Project:
Mary Hannah Tubbs, Murderess: A Case Study of Social Violence, 1887

King, Shannon. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon.
Project:
Home to Harlem: Community, Gender, and Working-Class Politics in Harlem, New York, 1916-1928

Shockley, Evie E. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Project:
Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Fleetwood, Nicole Rachelle. Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, RutgersUniversity.
Project:
In the Light: Visuality, Gender and the Discourse of Blackness

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse

Miller, Ivor Lynn. Visiting Research Faculty, Department of African Studies Center, Boston University.
Project: West African Ekpe and Cuban Abakua: A CrossRiver Basin Diaspora in the Caribbean

2008-2009

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Brown, Carolyn Anderson. Associate Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University.
Project:
Militant Mineworkers, Respectable Clerks and Unruly Youth: Honor and Urban Masculinity in the Radicalization of Enugu Nigeria 1939-1955

Gershenhorn, Jerry Bruce. Associate Professor, Department of History, North Carolina Central University, Durham.
Project:
The Freedom of Africa Depends on Us: African American Scholars and the Development of African Studies Programs in the US, 1942-1960

National Endowment for the Humanities/Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Foy, Anthony S. Assistant Professor, Department of English Literature, Swarthmore College.
Project:
Black Ideography: Autobiography, Ideology, Image

Guerron-Montero, Carla Maria. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware.
Project:
Like an Alien in We Own Land: Tourism and the Construction of National and Transnational Afro-Antillean Identities in Panama

National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Mathes, Carter Alexander. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Project:
Imagine the Sound: Black Radicalism and Experimental Form in Post-1965 African-American Literary Culture

Woodard, Laurie Avent. Lecturer, Department of African American Studies and History, Yale University.
Project:
Astonishingly Pretty for a Real Negro Girl: Resistance, Identity, and Meaning in the life and work of Fredi Washington during the New Negro Renaissance, 1920-1950

2009-2010

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Desch-Obi, M. Thomas J. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Baruch College, CUNY.
Project:
Sugar: Movement, Masculinity, and the Sweet Science in Africa and the African Diaspora

Duvivier, Sandra Caona. Assistant Professor, Department of English, James Madison University.
Project:
Blurring the Borders: Trans-American and Metaphysical Kinship in Erna Brodber’s ‘Louisiana’

Priest, Myisha Tandika. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Santa Clara University.
Project:
How I wish I Could Live on That Shore: African American Literature and the Culture of the Antebellum Waterways

Pritchard, Eric Darnell. Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric & Writing/African American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.
Project:
Black Queer Literacies

Randolph, Sherie M. Assistant Professor, Department of History and Center for Afro-American & African Studies, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Project:
Black Feminist in White America: Floryance “Flo” Kennedy and Black Feminist Politics in Postwar America

Spencer, Robyn Geanne. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Lehman College.
Project:
No Justice, No Peace: African Americans Against Vietnam

2010-2011

National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Childs, Dennis R. Assistant Professor, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego.
Project:
Formations of Neoslavery

Hayes, Robin J. Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies/Political Science, Santa Clara University.
Project:
A Diasporic Underground: African Liberation and Black Power, 1957-1994

Jimenez Roman, Miriam. Visiting Scholar, Department of Africana Studies/Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Project:
Shifting Affinities: Afro-Latin@s in New York City, 1900-1945

Muyumba, Walton M. Associate Professor, Department of English, University of North Texas.
Project:
Artistry of a Different Kind: John Edgar Widemen’s Improvised Literary Aesthetics

Power-Greene, Ousmane Kirumu. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Clark University.
Project:
Leaves Torn From the Diary of a Critic: Hubert Harrison and the New Negro Movement

2011-2012

National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Collins, Lisa. Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Africana, Vassar College.
Project:
The Art of African American Folklore

Kernan, Ryan James. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University
Project:
Black Translation: An Internationalist Portrait of Langston Hughes and the Rise of Black Radicalism

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Lezra, Esther. Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Project:
Writers and Fighters and Makers of Freedom

McGruder, Kevin. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of African and African American Studies, Lehman College.
Project:
Race and Real Estate: Interracial Conflict and Coexistence in Harlem, 1890-1920

National Endowment for the Humanities /Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Petty, Adrienne. Assistant Professor, Department of History, The City College of New York, C.U.N.Y.
Project:
Standing Their Ground: The Struggle of Black Farm Owners in the Tobacco South

Polyne, Millery. Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University.
Project:
A Better Destiny: Human Rights, Caribbean Exiles and Dictatorship During the Cold War

Independent

de Jongh, James. Professor Emeritus, The City College and the Graduate Center
Project:
Historical Dictionary of African American Literature

Schomburg Center Fellows (Short-term)

Anatol, Giselle Liza. Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Kansas.
Project:
The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampirism in Literature of the African Diaspora

Childers, Kristen Stromberg. Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Temple University.
Project:
Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Graham, Shane. Associate Professor, Department of English, Utah State University.
Project:
Langston Hughes, Cosmopolitanism, and Black Atlantic Literature

Semley, Lorelle Denise. Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross.
Project:
Free and French: The Challenge of Black Citizenship to French Colonial Empire 

2012-2013

National Endowment for the Humanities/Ford Foundation

Adair, Zakiya Renecia. Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri
Project:
Negotiating Spectacle: Black Women Vaudeville Performers and Trans-Atlantic Theatre, 1920-1935

Fuentes, Marisa Joanna. Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s Studies and History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Project:
"The Archives of Slavery: Gender, Power and Sexuality in the Eighteenth-Century Urban Caribbean"

National Endowment for the Humanities/Mellon Foundation

Goldberg, David. Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Wayne State University
Project:
“Courage Under Fire: African Americans and the FDNY

Jackson, Regine O. Assistant Professor, Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University
Project:
"Diasporic Subjects: Haitian Émigrés in Postcolonial Congo"

National Endowment for the Humanities/Newhouse Foundation

Mirabal, Nancy Raquel. Associate Professor, Department of Latina/o Studies, San Francisco State University
Project:
‘"Echando Pleito‘: El Club Julio Antonio Mella, El Club Cubano lnter-Americano and the Emergence of Diasporic Afro-Cubanidades."

Meehan, Kevin. Professor, Department of English, University of Central Florida
Project:
“Translating Léon-Gontran Damas: Selected Prose Writings and Decolonization”

Independent

Lightfoot, Natasha J. Assistant Professor, History Department, Columbia University. (Ford Foundation Fellow.)

2013-2014

National Endowment for the Humanities

Edmondson, Belinda. Professor, Departments of English and African-American & African Studies,Rutgers University, Newark

Project:  Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and the Performance, 1874-1920

Dalleo, Raphael. Associate Professor, Department of English, Florida Atlantic University

Project: The U.S. Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Literature, 1915-1950

Rosa, Andrew J. Assistant Professor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University

Project: Shadows of Empire: Black Intellectuals and the Struggle Over African Studies

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Bonilla, Yarimar. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Project: Guadeloupe is Ours

Ford Foundation

Tillet, Salamishah. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Project: The World Nina Simone Made: The Story of a Sonic Radical

Krug, Jessica A. Assistant Professor, Department of History, George Washington University

Project: Fugitive Modernities: Politics Outside the State in Kisama, Angola, and the Americas, c. 1500-1698