Brandies University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has three new Black scholars on campus this fall to bolster its teachings in Africana studies. Gregory Childs and Jasmine Johnson are new assistant professors and Derron Wallace is a new postdoctoral fellow.
Gregory Childs was hired as an assistant professor of history. He was an assistant professor at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. His research focuses on the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Childs earned a Ph.D. in history at New York University in 2012.
Jasmine Johnson holds a joint appointment in the department of African and Afro-American studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Johnson holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from the University of California, Berkeley.
Derron Wallace was appointed the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the education program and the African and Afro-American studies department. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England.