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Sylvester Johnson, Professor and Director of the Center for Humanities

The founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Sylvester A. Johnson, is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of race, religion, and technology.

Before moving to Virginia Tech, Johnson was promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. Johnson served as the director of the Center for African American History at Northwestern, where he administered an annual budget, convened board meetings, engaged with external entities, developed an annual series of guest lectures, planned research colloquia, and advanced the general mission of that center to promote research in Black history. His collaborative research experience includes leading an artificial intelligence development project at Northwestern University, which involved a transdisciplinary team of humanities experts and software engineers.

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Sylvester Johnson, Professor and Director of the Center for Humanities

Trevor Jeyaraj, research scholar

Trevor

Trevor Jeyaraj is a research scholar at ASPECT. Trevor's research interests include Postcolonial Theories, Political Theologies, Caste and Religion, Violence and Subaltern Identity. He aims to make University a hospitable and accessible space for students from under-represented groups. 

Dominique Francesca, Assistant to the Director

Dominique Francesca is a business manager and assistant to the director of the center for humanities.

Dominique Francesca, Assistant to the Director
Dominique Francesca, Assistant to the Director