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Wake Forest University 2023 Environmental and Epistemic Justice Summer Institute

The Wake Forest University Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative will host its inaugural Summer Institute from June 26-30, 203 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Institute will welcome four to six early to mid-career journalists as the inaugural class of Wake Forest […]

Prof. Corey D. B. Walker selected as 2023-2024 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

The Phi Beta Kappa Society announced the appointment of Wake Forest Professor of Humanities Corey D. B. Walker as a 2023-24 Visiting Scholar. Walker is among 14 scholars awarded this honor. The Society selects top scholars in the liberal arts and sciences […]

Prof. Corey D. B. Walker to lead new Mellon Foundation funded initiative on environmental justice

The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Wake Forest University to create a model program for engaging scholars and the local community in advancing environmental justice. “This is an opportunity to develop a cross-institutional program that leverages the […]

Prof. Shanna Greene Benjamin awarded an honorable mention for the MLA Scarborough Prize

Prof. Shanna Greene Benjamin’s, “Half Life in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay,” has been awarded an honorable mention for the Modern Language Association’s 2022 William Sanders Scarborough Prize. The William Sanders Scarborough Prize is awarded for outstanding […]

Prof. Julia Jordan-Zachery on trust and healthy skepticism

Prof. Julia Jordan-Zachery was a featured guest on episode four of WBUR’s On Point series “Essential Trust” discussing “Trust – and the need for healthy skepticism.”

Prof. Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit featured on “Left of Black”

Award winning artist and Wake Forest University Professor of the Practice in Residence in African American Studies Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit is in a new episode of “Left of Black” hosted by Duke University’s James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Mark Anthony […]

African American Studies Professor Shanna Greene Benjamin wins 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Shanna Greene Benjamin, Professor of African American Studies, was awarded a 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Biography/Memoir for her book “Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay” published by the University of North Carolina Press.

Corey D. B. Walker named interim Dean of the School of Divinity

Corey D. B. Walker as been named interim Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, beginning Jan. 1, 2023. A distinguished scholar of African American social, political and religious thought, Walker will continue to serve as Wake Forest Professor […]

Support African American Studies on October 4th for Deacs Day of Giving

Join us on October 4th for a full day of challenges/competitions and the opportunity to directly support African American Studies. Compete with peers, change lives, and support AAS@Wake as we put more Pro Humanitate into the world.

Program in African American Studies featured in recent news story

The Program in African American Studies was recently featured in a recent news story by Jordan Brown of WGHP Fox 8.