The following faculty comprise the 2021 class of Juneteenth Scholars in the College of Liberal Arts and Human SciencesLetisha Engracia Cardoso BrownSociologyMauro CaraccioliPolitical Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Bikrum Gill, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Tameka GrimesSchool of EducationRebecca HesterScience, Technology, and SocietyJaviera Jaque HidalgoModern and Classical Languages and LiteraturesAudrey Reeves, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Balbir SinghReligion and Culture and ASPECT Core Faculty; and Philip YaurePhilosophy.

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.