Shannon Spears is from Louisville, Kentucky and is a second year Ph.D. student in the American Studies Department. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s Degree in both Humanities and Pan-African Studies as well as her Master’s Degree in Pan-African Studies along with a Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre at the University of Louisville. Shannon works as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of Humanities at the University of Kansas teaching Introduction to Humanities. Her dissertation research is on the Descendants of Freedmen’s’ disenrollment and disenfranchisement from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Shannon is interested in seeing where younger citizens stand when it comes to the Descendants of Freedmen’s disenrollment and disenfranchisement.
- Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
- Please read this article about professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
- Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
- Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
- Congratulations to Christopher Perreira for receiving the National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for 2017-2018.
- How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
- Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018. Congratulations, Rachel!
- KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
- Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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