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 strength of our liberal arts tradition and models new ways to engage the humanities […]

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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 scholarly study of African American literature or culture.

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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.”

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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 Neal.

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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.

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