A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Darian Longmire is a new assistant professor in the department of art practice at the University of California, Berkeley. He has combined his print-based work, which explores physics, philosophy, and outer space with wider ideas about time and space. Eventually discovering the close connection to sci-fi and techno-culture, his research and ideas from the past have naturally developed into a larger artistic framework.

Longmire holds a master of fine arts degree from the University at Albany of the State University of New York System.

Michelle Richardson was named faculty athletics representative for Coppin State University in Baltimore. Dr. Richardson joined Coppin State University in 2018 and is an associate professor and coordinator of the sport management program in the Coppin State University College of Business. She is currently the president of the North American Society for Sociology of Sport.

Dr. Richsrdson earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She holds a master’s degree in sport management from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in sport administration from the University of New Mexico.

Jallicia A. Jolly is a new assistant professor of American studies and Black studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She was a postodoctoral fellow at Yale University. Dr. Jolly’s first book manuscript, Ill Erotics: Black Caribbean Women and Self-Making in the Time of HIV/AIDS, is under contract with the University of California Press.

Dr. Jolly is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

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