Two Black Women in New Teaching Roles

gboweeLeymah Gbowee, a Liberian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, was named the inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard College in New York City. She will also serve as a Transnational Fellow of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a fellow in residence at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies. Gbowee will also teach and lecture in Barnard’s Africana studies program.

Gbowee holds a master’s degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is the author of the memoir Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (Beast Books, 2011).

Finley_StaceyStacey Finley was named the Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She has spent the last four years conducting postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Finley is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she majored in chemical engineering. She earned a Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

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