The Africana Research Center at Pennsylvania State University has announced five fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. The fellows are housed within departments in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State and conduct research on or related to Africa or the African diaspora. Each fellow is matched with a mentor on the Penn State faculty.
AnneMarie Mingo recently completed her doctorate in religion at Emory University in Atlanta. Her dissertation focused on the role of Black churchwomen in the civil rights movement.
Sasha Turner is a native of Jamaica. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge. Her current research concerns the dynamics of race, reproduction, and the status of freedom in defining women’s lives in Caribbean slave systems. She is on leave from the faculty at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
Michael Woldemarian is on leave from his position as assistant professor in international relations at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University. He is working on a book project with the title, Why Rebels Collide: Factionalism and Fragmentation in African Insurgencies.
Antwain K. Hunter is currently working on his dissertation for a doctorate at the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State. His research looks at the access and use of firearms among slaves in North Carolina from the mid-18th century to the end of the Civil War.
Moya Bailey completed her doctorate in women’s gender, and sexuality studies at Emory University. Her research is focused on how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine.