2021 Cohort of Juneteenth Scholars Program Announced
May 3, 2021
The following faculty comprise the 2021 class of Juneteenth Scholars in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Sociology; Mauro Caraccioli, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Bikrum Gill, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Tameka Grimes, School of Education; Rebecca Hester, Science, Technology, and Society; Javiera Jaque Hidalgo, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Audrey Reeves, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Balbir Singh, Religion and Culture and ASPECT Core Faculty; and Philip Yaure, Philosophy.
Each faculty member will receive funding for research conducted between July 1 and August 10, 2021, as well as support for an undergraduate researcher, who can continue to work on the research through the fall semester.
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences launched its Juneteenth Scholars Program in June 2020 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The program supports faculty members in early stages of their careers who are involved in research topics such as emancipatory movements, structures of oppression, institutional silences about violence, the courage of activists, and the need for systemic structural change, in the United States and globally.