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2020-21 Taft Postdoctoral Fellows

Chandra Frank, PhD, Department of Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies, with an emphasis on queer and feminist studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. For more about Dr. Frank, please click here.

Anima Adjepong, PhD, Sociology, with graduate certificates in Women’s and Gender Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin. For more about Dr. Adjepong, please click here.


Annual Research Symposium
20 Nov., 3 - 5 PM
Engaging Diverse Publics, Decentering Hegemonic Stories, Theorizing Power
Featuring 2020 Center Fellows:
  • Leila Rodriguez, Anthropology
  • Derrick Brooms, Sociology
  • Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, Anthropology
  • Isaac Campos, History
  • Willard Sunderland, History
Event link:

Taft & the Faculty Enrichment Center offer a space for intensive writing during a one-week session of writing along side others, virtually. Daily goals, progress reports, and accountability check-ins! Come get productive! Register through Faculty Development in One Stop, under the Faculty Enrichment Center, Taft Faculty Write Program.

On the Corner: Nexus at the Political Intersection of Race and Religion Research
15 Jan., 11 AM
Paul Djupe, Denison University Additional talks by:
  • Valerie MarTinez-Ebers, University of North Texas
  • Karam Dana, University of Washinton
  • Michele Margolis, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nazita Lajevardi, Michigan State University
Zoom ID: 517 973 8553

Black History Month
Home Ain’t Always Where the Heart Is: Women, Confinement, and Domestic Violence in the Gilded Age Bluegrass 

Feb. 16, 12 PM 
Charlene J. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Historian of Race, Gender, and the American South
Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and Justice, Brown University

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