Alumni Publications

2021 IRT Cohort

Barbara Ofosu-Somuah, IRT ‘21 translated the introduction in Italian of the book, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, written by Saidiya Hartman.

2018 IRT Cohort

Calvin Dreams: And that he will be bigger than the moon!Joy Houlder, IRT ’18
Calvin Dreams
-written and published by Joy Houlder

2017 IRT Cohort

book coverMariahadessa Ekere Tallie, IRT ’17
Ph.D. student, Brown University

 – Agape Editions

2014 and 2015 Cohort

Tashal Brown, IRT ’14  and Eliana Castro, IRT ’15 contributed to the article, The Impossibility of Being “Perfect and White”: Black Girls’ Racialized and Gendered Schooling Experiences, first published in the American Educational Research Journal.

2013 IRT Cohort

Kat J. Stephens, IRT ’13
Ph.D. student, Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kat’s piece “Just a Unicorn” is included in a JCSCORE special issue entitled, “Disability Justice, Race & Education.” Listen to Kat read her poem on YouTube –

2011 IRT Cohort

book coverElizabeth Gil, IRT ’11
Assistant Professor, department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University

Chapter in The Race Controversy in American Education, titled “A Racial Opportunity Cost Analysis of Charter Schools and Parental Involvement”
– Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC

book coverAria Halliday, IRT ’11
Assistant Professor, of women’s studies, University of New Hampshire

Buy Black  – How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture, has been added to the University of Illinois Press.

“Envisioning Black Girls Futures: Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda Feminism and New Understandings of Black Girl Sexuality in Popular Culture”
– Black Girlhood issue of the journal – Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

Annita Hetoevėhotohke’e Lucchesi, IRT’11
Executive Director, Sovereign Bodies Institute

“Indians Don’t Make Maps”: Indigenous Cartographic Traditions and Innovations.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, forthcoming.

“Mapping Geographies of Canadian Colonial Occupation: Pathway Analysis of Murdered Indigenous Women.” Gender, Place, and Culture, forthcoming.

Annita Lucchesi and Abigail Echo-Hawk – “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls: A Snapshot of Data from 71 Urban Cities in the United States.” Urban Indian Health Institute, 2018.

“Mapping for Social Change: Cartography and Community Activism in Mobilizing Against Colonial Gender Violence.” Mapping Meaning 2 (1), 2018: 14-21.

2009 IRT Cohort

Eliana Castro, IRT ’09

Changing the Narrative on Diversifying the Teaching Workforce: A Look at Historical and Contemporary Factors That Inform Recruitment and Retention of Teachers of Color”
– Journal of Teacher Education, December 4, 2018

Sakeena Everett, IRT ’09
 Article, “Untold Stories” : Cultivating Consequential Writing with a Black Male Student through a Critical Approach to Metaphor.

2008 IRT Cohort

Donavan Ramon, IRT ’08
Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University

Curated, edited and introduced a special collection commemorated the 90th Anniversary of the publication of Nella Larsen’s Passing.
-South Atlantic Review

2005 IRT Cohort

book coverAwendela Grantham, IRT ’05
Faculty Member, North Carolina A&T State University

The Africana Experience: We’ve Come Thus Far
 – Great River Learning

TROPES: Church Politics & Its Impact on The Black Female Identity
-Independently published

About the Book/Author:
In this book, Dr. Grantham dismantles tropes in the Black Church Movement. A trope is a recurrent theme which conditions the public to believe it.  She uncovers how tropes influence church politics with dangerous consequences.  They impact black women’s identity in the Church and cause havoc in their lives.  She frames her personal story in the context of African American History and warns readers about how to stay out of deception!

Dr. Grantham’s research focuses on how social identities are developed in the context of religious and political movements, and on how we can use that information for social activism.

book coverMonica Muňoz Martinez, IRT ’05
Assistant Professor of American studies, Brown University

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas
 – Harvard University Press

Francis Tobienne, Jr., IRT ’05
English Teacher, Inspiration Academy

The Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) Honors Society Award-Nominated Books | Research:

The Position of Magic in selected Medieval Spanish Texts
-Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Occultus: the hidden and macabre in literature & film

Mandeville’s Travails: merging travel, theory and commentary
-Delaware UP

2004 IRT Cohort

book coverBettina Judd, IRT ’04
Assistant Professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, University of Washington

 – Black Lawrence Press

Michelle Purdy, IRT ’04
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Educational Studies, Washington University, St. Louis

Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools
 – University of North Carolina Press

co-edited a volume – Using Past as Prologue: Contemporary Perspectives on African American Educational History

2003 IRT Cohort

book coverJennifer Johnson, IRT ’03
Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

The Battle for Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism
 –  University of Pennsylvania Press

2002 IRT Cohort

book coverAndré Carrington, IRT ’02
Assistant Professor of English, Drexel University

Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction
 – University of Minnesota Press

book coverUri McMillan, IRT ’02
Assistant Professor of English, African American studies, and gender studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance
 – NYU Press

book coverLaKisha Simmons, IRT ’02
Assistant Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan

Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans
 – UNC Press

book coverShively T.J. Smith, IRT ’02
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary

Strangers to Family: Diaspora and 1 Peter’s Invention of God’s Household
 – Baylor University Press

2001 IRT Cohort

book coverDaniel Peña, IRT ’01
Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Houston-Downtown

 – Arte Publico Press

2000 IRT Cohort

book coverReginald Jackson, IRT ’00
Assistant Professor of premodern Japanese literature and performance, University of Michigan

Textures of Mourning
 – University of Michigan Press

Read the author’s commentary: jackson commentary_textures of mourning

1999 IRT Cohort

book coverAlejandro Velasco, IRT ’99
IRT Advisory Board member; Associate Professor, New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela
 – University of California Press

1995 IRT Cohort

Tiffany Gill, IRT ’95
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and history, University of Delaware

Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry
-University of Illinois Press, 2010

To Turn the Whole World Over – Black Women and Internationalism
– University of Illinois Press

Article for the Washington Post entitled, How a black female fashion designer laid the groundwork for Ghana’s ‘Year of Return

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