Lazaro and Imani Wadud were selected to participate in the highly competitive University of North Carolina and Duke University 2016 Summer Institute titled, “Towards a Non-Eurocentric Academia: Border Thinking and Decoloniality from Asia to Africa and from Europe to the Americas” from which articles produced by participants will be part of an edited book published by Duke University Press.
Won the Katzman-Yetman Prize for best Graduate Student Paper, Mid America American Studies Association 2016
Awarded a Summer fellowship for 2016 from Black Metropolis Research Consortium. The award is to support research activities with primary sources materials available at Black Metropolis Research Consortium members institutions.
Rachel Schwaller PhD candidate passed her Oral Comps with honors on February 8th
News story: "For Black Lives Matter, MLK's Kind of Activism Isn't the Only Way" published in the Christian Science Monitor, which features our own Randal Jelks among the scholars interviewed. Our congratulations and thanks go to Professor Jelks for critically weighing in on the national discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacies.
Steve Marston, PhD candidate published an article in the Fall 2015 issue of Kansas History. “Spectacles of Speed: Masculinity, Modernity and Auto Racing in Kansas, 1909-1918” More info »
Rebecca Barrett-Fox has a forthcoming book (University of Kansas Press June 2016), More info »