Two African Africans Named to New Faculty Posts

Jemima Pierre is a new assistant professor of African American and diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University. Since 2005 she has been serving as an assistant professor of African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas. She previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Pierre is a graduate of Tulane University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas.

Curtis Everett Powell was named assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Powell is a graduate of Talladega College in Alabama and earned a master’s degree from Alabama State University.  His doctoral degree is from the University of Mississippi.

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