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African American studies
Yasser Payne is an associate professor of sociology and Black American studies at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on criminal justice. Payne’s ethnographic research has looked at community violence and criminal justice in Delaware and street life in the Harlem borough of New York City.
Derrick E. White is a professor of history and African American and Africana studies at the University of Kentucky. His work examines the political languages of inclusion and exclusion about race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Cecily Hardaway is an assistant professor of African American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hardaway’s research centers on understanding how socioeconomic status influences child development and family processes. Her work examines links between poverty-related risks (e.g., exposure to community violence and material hardship) and adolescents’ socioemotional adjustment and academic achievement.
Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She is a historian and creative writer whose work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories.
Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is founder and director of The Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice at Loyola and founding executive director of the Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture.
Jason E. Shelton is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. His primary research interest is the sociology of religion, but he is also well-versed in race, class and political/social attitudes in the post-civil rights era.
Vincent Hutchings is a professor of political science and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior and African American politics.