Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities


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Kwame Dawes, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was appointed University Professor. He is a poet, a writer, and a literary critic. Professor Dawes is the author of 29 books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. He has served as editor of the literary journal Prairie Schooner. Professor Dawes holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Nadia Brown will begin her tenure as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this summer. Dr. Brown will also be a professor in the department of government with an affiliate appointment in the department of African American studies. She has been serving as an associate professor of political science and African American studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her latest book is Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites (Oxford University Press, 2021). Dr. Brown is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Christopher Wayne Robinson has been appointed an assistant professor of social work at the Pennsylvania State University Allegheny Campus in McKeesport. He...