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Hot Topic: Black History Month

To request an interview with a UMD expert listed below, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications at mediainfo@umd.edu 

 

Rashawn Ray

Professor, Sociology

Executive Director, Lab for Applied Social Science Research

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Expertise: racial and social inequality, police-civilian relations, racial justice activism and social policy 

 

Joseph Richardson 

Acting Chair, African-American Studies

Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology. 

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Expertise: gun violence, incarceration and trauma among young Black men

 

Dawn Dow

Associate Professor, Sociology 

Author, Mothering While Black

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Expertise: racial inequality in the workplace, experience of milennial men of color navigating predominately white college campuses 

 

Jason Nichols 

Senior Lecturer, African American Studies 

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Expertise: politics and race, social inequality, hip-hop culture

 

Kris Marsh

Associate Professor, Sociology 

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Expertise: Black middle class, residential racial segregation, racial disparities in education 

 

Antoine Banks

Professor, Government & Politics

Author, Anger and Racial Politics: The Emotional Foundation of Racial Attitudes in America"

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Expertise: racial and ethnic politics, political psychology, public opinion 

 

Daryle Williams

Associate Professor, History

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs 

College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: project lead on Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, Black digital humanities

 

Quincy Mills

Associate Professor, History 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Expertise: 20th-century African American business and social movement history, Black barber shops

 

Jordana Moore Saggese

Associate Professor, Art History and Archeology 

College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: modern and contemporary American art, with an emphasis on expressions of Blackness, Basquiat expert

 

Marissa Parham

Professor, English

Associate Director + Director of African American Digital Humanities initiative (AADHUM)

College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: Black digital humanities

 

Scot Reese 

Professor, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: Black theatre and performance

 

 

Psyche Williams-Forson 

Chair and Professor, American Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: material culturalist examining lives of African Americans in the U.S. from the late 19th century to the present, food studies, critical race and ethnic studies

 

Elsa Barkley Brown 

Associate Professor, Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor + Associate Chair, History 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Expertise: African American history, Black women's studies, women and U.S. social movements

 

Bonnie Thornton Dill 

Professor, Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

Expertise: the intersection of race, class and gender in the U.S. with an emphasis on African American women, work and families, women studies