Adom Getachew, IRT ’08 – The New York Times

Adom Getachew, IRT ’08 contributed to The New York Times article, “Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa” published on February 7, 2020.

Getachew is a Newbauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s  Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She is the author of “Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.”

 

Celebrating Black History

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Carter G. Woodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Lou Hamer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Chisholm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Black History Flashcards from Urbanintellectuals.com)

 

 

Executive Letter, January 2020

Brooks photoThe Institute for Recruitment of Teachers application is open, and we encourage you to share with your networks. This year our team traveled throughout the United States, stopping in California, New York, and Georgia to support our recruitment initiatives. Spearheaded by Monica’s recruitment efforts, our team’s collaboration with our consortium institutions planted the seed for our hopefully fruitful recruiting season. Our application is open until March 1st, so please spread the word!

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The IRT Alumni Network – Have you Joined?

The IRT Alumni Network is an online private network built exclusively for IRT alumni to connect with each other. If you’re an IRT alum looking to build your professional network, or become a mentor, or even just keep in touch with the IRT community – this is THE best place. The entire IRT team is thrilled to be able to offer a space where the global IRT community can stay connected with each other. As we continue to expand the IRT Alumni Network we hope it will be used as an invaluable resource.

Join Now!

  • Start making connections today – Use the IRT Alumni Network to connect with more than 2,400 IRT alumni around the world. Search by geography, career, and more.
  • Expand your professional network – Explore careers and mentoring opportunities and connect with rising professionals in your industry.
  • Reconnect with your friends, meet new IRT alumni, and share what’s new in your lives.
  • Get Involved – Learn more about how you can volunteer with the IRT.
  • Post a job opening – Let other alumni know of job opportunities.

 

Alumni Accolades – January 2020

~1995 Cohort~

Dr. Tiffany M. Gill, IRT ’95  authored an article for the Washington Post entitled, How a black female fashion designer laid the groundwork for Ghana’s ‘Year of Returnearlier this month. Gill is also the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry (University of Illinois Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians.

Tiffany M. Gill, Ph.D.

Dr. Gill’s research has been supported by the American Association of University Women and the National Endowment of the Humanities. A recipient of the 2010 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate education, Dr. Gill was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians in 2015. In 2018, Diverse Issues in Higher Education recognized her as one of the top 25 women in higher education and serves as a consultant for the global beauty brand Sephora. Professor Gill is currently working on a book manuscript chronicling the promise and peril of African American international leisure travel since World War One.

Gill participated in the IRT Summer Workshop as faculty during 1998 – 2000. She is currently an associate professor of Africana studies and history at the University of Delaware. You can find her on social media @SableVictorian.

~2002 Cohort~

Laura Chavez-Moreno, IRT ’02/’10 is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. She will be joining UCLA’s César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/Chicano Studies as a tenure-track assistant professor in Fall 2021.

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