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Fellowships for External Faculty

External Faculty Fellows Program

The purpose of the External Faculty Fellows Program is to bring outstanding scholars to Stanford University to expand and develop research and scholarship in the areas of race, ethnicity, and culture.

External Faculty Fellows participate in a number of different programs offered by the Research Institute:

Fellows Forum - External Faculty Fellows along with Graduate Fellows meet regularly to discuss their current research and scholarship

Faculty Seminar Series - a monthly lunchtime speaker series for faculty and graduate students

Conferences - periodic national conferences on a variety of intellectually and socially significant issues relating to race and ethnicity

We also encourage External Faculty Fellows to meet with students, hold a small seminar, or give a talk during their visit.

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2010-2011 External Faculty Fellows Application Information

External Faculty Fellows may be junior or senior faculty, from other universities in the U.S. and around the world, whose research and scholarship focus on race, ethnicity, and culture. The fellowship lasts a full academic year. Fellows should be in residence from September 2010 through June 2011. A stipend of approximately $45,000 is available to help defray expenses for housing and research for the year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or J.D., teaching experience and must hold a full appointment at another university/ institution at the time of application and during their fellowship year.

We encourage candidates from any area of scholarship to apply for the fellowship. The Research Institute's current affiliated faculty include professors of history, psychology, sociology, political science, education, law, business, philosophy, English, comparative literature, and drama.

Candidates for the External Faculty Fellows Program should submit:
  1. 2010-2011 External Faculty Fellows Application (pdf), (Word version)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A short (2-3 page) description of your research project
  4. Two letters of reference

All application materials may be submitted electronically to csreapply@stanford.edu; however, letters of reference should be sent directly by the referee and followed by a printed copy sent via mail.

Application Deadline

*Applications are due Friday, February 12, 2010 and should be submitted to:

Heidi M. López
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall, Main Quad, Building 360
Stanford, CA 94305

Fellowships will be announced in early April 2010

For more information:

Contact Heidi M. López, Fellowships Coordinator at lopezhm@stanford.edu or (650) 725-9141

Fellowship FAQs

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Current External Faculty Fellows 2009-2010

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California at Davis. She received her doctorate in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998 and has published a book and articles on gender, patriarchy, and the law in nineteenth century California and an essay on the contemporary relationship between Chicana Studies and Women’s Studies. Her current research interests and publications focus on youth, juvenile justice, race, and science in early twentieth-century California reform schools. Currently, she teaches courses on Chicana/o history, Latina/o history, race and juvenile justice, U.S.-Mexico border relations, and research methodologies and is at work on a book on youth, race, and science in the juvenile justice system in California, 1850 to 1940.

Melissa Michelson, Associate Professor of Political Science, California State University, East Bay

Melissa Michelson is Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, East Bay. From 2006-2009, she was principal investigator for the evaluation of the James Irvine Foundation’s California Votes Initiative, a multi-year effort to increase voting rates among infrequent voters in California’s San Joaquin Valley and targeted areas in Southern California. Her current book project, “Are You Asking Me? Mobilization and Inclusion among Low-propensity Voters in California’s Communities of Color,” uses CVI data to investigate why personal get-out-the-vote mobilization efforts successfully move low-income voters from communities of color to go to the polls. Michelson’s broader research agenda includes work on immigrant political incorporation and voter mobilization of youth and ethnic/racial minorities.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Feminist and Film and Media Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she works as a filmmaker and film scholar. Her areas of expertise are in Film and Performance Theory and Production, Social Theories of Power and Inequality, Race and Sexuality Studies, Transnational Feminisms and Asian American Cultural Studies. Her first book "The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene" (Duke University Press, 2007) won the Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her publications include articles in Signs, Theatre Journal, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Sexualities and Wide Angle. An internationally screened experimental and ethnographic filmmaker, she recently completed "Birthright: Mothering Across Difference," her first feature documentary (Progressive Films, 2009). She is currently writing her new book "Straitjacket Sex Scenes: Mapping Race Men in the Movies."

Garcia Tendayi Viki, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury

Garcia Tendayi Viki is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He is also the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee in the Psychology Department. He received a first-class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe and later earned an MSc and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Kent. He has published in various journals including, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His research interests are in the social psychology of intergroup behaviour. He is currently working on three main projects; 1) The effects and consequences dehumanizing outgroups; 2) The effects of complementary stereotypes on the performance and motivation of targeted groups; 3) Social identity process involved in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

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External Faculty Fellows Emeriti

2008-2009

Luke Charles Harris is the former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Vassar College, where he teaches American Politics and Constitutional Law; and the Co-founder of the African American Policy Forum (Policy Forum). An expert in the field of Critical Race Theory, Harris has authored a series of important essays on questions of racial and gender equality in contemporary America. More recently, his ground breaking essay, "Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of Preferential Treatment," coauthored with Uma Narayan, was republished in Hugh LaFollette, Ethics in Practice, Blackwell Press (Oxford England), 3rd edition, 2006. His next scholarly project will be the completion of a book entitled The Meaning of Equality in “Post-Apartheid” America.

Gaye Theresa Johnson is Assistant Professor of Black Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Departments of History and Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Johnson’s areas of expertise are twentieth century U.S. history; race and racism; social movements and identities, and cultural history with an emphasis on music. Her publications on comparative politics and music appear in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicana/o Studies, the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, the Comparative American Studies Journal, two edited collections on race and popular culture, and the Encyclopedia of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. In 2006, her essay, "'Sobre Las Olas': A Mexican Genesis in Borderlands Jazz" won a national award, "Best Paper in Comparative Ethnic Studies," from the American Studies Association. She is completing a manuscript entitled The Future Has a Past: Politics, Music and Memory in Afro-Chicano Los Angeles.

Jean J. Kim is Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Her research interests are in medicine, race, migration, and Asian American studies. Her current book project, “Empire at the Crossroads of Modernity,” analyzes the expansion of health care institutions on Hawaii’s sugar plantations, the transnational circulation of medical thinking that influenced it, and the practical and ideological consequences of new therapeutic interventions in the establishment of social and racial hierarchies. By attending to local, national, and international influences on corporate and state body management practices, this work presents new ways of understanding Hawaiian and U.S. History, and the dynamics of imperialism, immigration, and indigenity in territorial race relations and in the production of new forms of U.S. imperial nationalism. Her next project focuses on racial intelligence testing and its practical application in the organization of local and national communities.

George Lipsitz is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Footsteps in the Dark, A Life in the Struggle, Time Passages, and American Studies in a Moment of Danger. Lipsitz edits the Critical American Studies series for the University of Minnesota Press and is co-editor of the American Crossroads series at the University of California Press. He has been active in struggles for fair housing and educational equity.

Howard Winant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Black Studies and Chican@ Studies departments. He founded and directs the UCSB Center for New Racial Studies. Winant's work focuses on the historical and contemporary importance of race in shaping economic, political, and cultural life, both in the US and globally. He is the author of The New Politics of Race: Globalism, Difference, Justice (2004); The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II (2001), Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons (1994); Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s (co-authored with Michael Omi -1986 and 1994); and Stalemate: Political Economic Origins of Supply-Side Policy (1988).

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2007-2008

Gabriela F. Arredondo, Associate Professor, Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

Gabriela F. Arredondo is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is co-author of Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader and Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity and Nation, 1916-1939 available this winter. Her teaching and research interests include comparative Latina/o histories, gender and racial formations, U.S./Mexico transnationalisms, comparative immigration, post-colonial Mexico, U.S. social history, as well as Chicana/o history. Her current research project explores a variety of inter-racial contacts between Mexicans and non-Mexicans in order to understand how such experiences contributed to contemporary conceptions of race and gender. This comparative project, grounded in the 1920s and 1930s, will include several sites: Chicago (U.S.), Mexico City (Mexico), Michoacán (Mexico) and San Francisco (U.S.).

Eric Avila, Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and History, UCLA

Eric Avila is Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and History at UCLA. He is a U.S. cultural historian primarily interested in issues of race, ethnicity and urbanism. His book, Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles (2004), explores the post-World War II construction of a racialized (sub)urban identity in Los Angeles. His article, "Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Film Noir, Disneyland and the Cold War Suburban Imaginary," was voted in 2005 as one of the ten best articles in American history by the Organization of American Historians. At RICSRE, he is working towards the completion of The Folklore of the Freeway, a comparative exploration of the role of culture in the effort to preserve the integrity of racial and ethnic communities against the tide of modernization in the post-World War II American city.

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law

Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the departments of African American Studies and Sociology. She has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare. She is the author of the award-winning Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1997) and Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (2002) and a frequent speaker at university campuses, social justice organizations, and other public forums. She serves as a member of the board of directors for the Black Women’s Health Imperative and the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform and on the executive committee of Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and Health. She recently received a National Science Foundation grant to study the relationship between race-based biotechnologies and concepts of racial equality and identity.

Mark Q. Sawyer, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, UCLA

Mark Q. Sawyer is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, and Field Chair of the Race, Ethnicity and Politics area in the Political Science department. He considers himself a comparativist with serious interests in Black political thought, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, and theories of the state. He is the author of Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba (2006), which received the DuBois Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. He has published articles in numerous journals including the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Perspectives on Politics, and the Journal of Political Psychology. His current project “Nationhood, Race, and Blacks in the Americas” provides a discussion of the evolution of conceptions of race and racial politics in the Americas that attends to questions of the state and black agency.

Harvey Young, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern University

Harvey Young is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University, where he has appointments in African American Studies, Performance Studies, and Radio/Television/Film. He is President of the Black Theatre Association, a Vice President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society for Theatre Research. He is the author of numerous articles and essays, including “The Black Body as Souvenir in American Lynching,” and “Touching History: Suzan-Lori Parks, Robbie McCauley, and the Black Body.” His current book project Embodying Black Experience: Performing the Past in the Present investigates how select artists use performance to access and replay historical experiences of the black body. In addition, he is currently researching apartheid-era "necklacings" in South and the development of regional theatres in Chicago between 1960 and 1980. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend in support of the latter project.

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2006-2007

Ange-Marie Hancock, Assistant Professor, Political Science and African American Studies, Yale University

Ange-Marie Hancock is Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests stand at the crossroads of American politics and political theory, with an emphasis on intersectional identities of race, gender and class and their influence upon public policy. Prior to graduate school, Hancock conducted the original research and wrote the original proposal for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), which began play in 1997 and is in its tenth season. Her book, The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the "Welfare Queen," won the W.E.B. DuBois Award for Best Book from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Her past and forthcoming work appears in Law and Policy, SOULS, Women, Politics and Policy, and Perspectives on Politics. While at RICSRE, she will complete her second book, The Double Consciousness of the Pariah: Identity, Agency and Citizenship in the Work of Hannah Arendt and W.E.B. DuBois and will collect data for her third book Intersectionality and the Search for Justice in College Admissions.

Alison Isenberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

Alison Isenberg is an associate professor of History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she teaches courses in American history, urban history, business culture, and the built environment. Her book Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It won the Ellis Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Lewis Mumford Prize of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, and awards in historic preservation and the public humanities. At RICSRE she is working on Second-hand Cities, a book focusing on the central role played by marginalized and obscured places, people, and neighborhoods in re-making cities from the 1930s to the present--a story in which urban renewal and historic preservation loom large. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Isenberg was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Florida International University, and worked in parks planning and low-income housing finance in New York City. She is the review editor of the Journal of Planning History, and serves on the boards of the Urban History Association and H-Urban.

Moon-Kie Jung, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Moon-Kie Jung teaches sociology and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His book Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement examines how Filipino, Japanese, Portuguese, and other workers overcame entrenched racial divisions and challenged their powerful employers through a left-led union. During his fellowship tenure at RICSRE, he plans to work on a second historical study of Hawaii's working class focusing on gender and a theoretical project on race and racism.

Michael Omi, Associate Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Omi is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author of Racial Formation in the United States and has published articles on racial and ethnic classification, social movements, and structural racism. Since 1995, he has been the co-editor of the book series on Asian American History and Culture at Temple University Press. He is a board member and former Chair of the Daniel E. Koshland Committee of the San Francisco Foundation that provides funds to create and sustain forms of civic unity in low-income communities in five Bay Area counties.

Mina Yoo, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, University of Washington Business School

Mina Yoo is Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Washington Business School. She received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Business Administration from the University of Michigan, earning awards from the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Academy of Management, for her dissertation on immigrant entrepreneurship and social networks in Silicon Valley. She continues to conduct research in the area of minority entrepreneurship and social networks and is currently working on a comparative study of Asian, Latino, and African American entrepreneurs across Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Seattle.

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2005-2006

Rick Alanos Baldoz , Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Rick Alanos Baldoz is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai ‘i at Mānoa. He earned a B.A. in Political Economy from Evergreen State College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from State University of New York, Binghamton . He co-edited and contributed a chapter to the book The Critical Study of Work: Technology, Labor, and Global Production (2001) and has articles in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Critical Sociology, and International Labor and Working Class History. His current book manuscript, Yellow Masses, Dangerous Classes: Race, Class, and Conflict in Filipino America 1898-1965, explores how the incorporation of Filipino migrants in the United States has been mediated by different types of social boundaries (racial, national and cultural). He has served on the Philippine Advisory Council for the Chancellor’s Office at the University of Hawaii and as Committee Board Member for the Philippines Studies Center .

Glenda R. Carpio, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University

Glenda R. Carpio is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. She earned her B.A. at Vassar College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching interests include the literature, history and culture of New World Slavery; African-American visual art; Anglophone Caribbean literature; theories on memory and textuality; gender and cultural studies; and Native American and Latina/o U.S. literature. Her current book project, Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery, examines the role of humor in recent texts and visual art about New World slavery. The project brings together works not previously discussed as a group: Richard Pryor’s stand-up comedy; Ishmael Reed’s novel Flight to Canada; Suzan-Lori Parks’ plays Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, and The American Play; Robert Colescott’s 1970s paintings; Kara Walker’s silhouette installations; as well as the works of William Wells Brown and Charles Chesnutt.

Thomas Guglielmo, Assistant Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Thomas Guglielmo is Assistant Professor of American Studies at George Washington University. His teaching and research interests include race and ethnic studies; immigration history; and 20 th century U.S. social, cultural and political history. His book, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945, examines one immigrant group’s encounters with race in the U.S. While a fellow at Stanford, he will continue with his current project on how Americans’ wartime experiences shaped the country’s racial categories, ideologies, and relations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Libra Hilde, Assistant Professor of History, San Jose State University

Libra Hilde is an Assistant Professor of History at San Jose State University. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in History and in Native American Studies, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. She is a social and political historian of 19 th century America, and her research and teaching interests include the history of slavery, the Civil War, emancipation, Reconstruction, race, gender, citizenship, and democracy, and Native American and Women’s history. Her current book project, “Worth a Dozen Men”: Union and Confederate Nurses during the Civil War, explores the role of white southern women in the creation of Lost-Cause mythology. Her work compares the struggle of white and black female war veterans over the memory and meaning of the war and its impact on post-war race relations.

Abel Valenzuela Jr. , Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Chicana/o Studies; Director of Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, University of California , Los Angeles

Abel Valenzuela Jr. is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Chicana/o Studies and Director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Urban Poverty. His research interests focus on the topics of day labor, immigrant settlement, labor market outcomes, and inequality. He has articles in American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, The Annual Review of Sociology, New England Journal of Public Policy, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Regional Studies. He also co-edited the book Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles with Lawrence Bobo, Melvin Oliver, and Jim Johnson. He is currently under contract with the Russell Sage Foundation to publish his recent work on the social and labor market processes of immigrant men who solicit temporary daily work in open air markets such as street corners, empty parking lots, and store fronts. He earned his B.A. from the University of California , Berkeley and his M.C.P. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born and raised in Los Angeles .

Nicholas Maurice Young, Assistant Professor of Management and Sociology in the Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nicholas Maurice Young is Assistant Professor of Management and Sociology in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the College of Wooster, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. His teaching and research interests are in race, entrepreneurship, and social networks. During the fellowship year he will continue working on three projects: 1) developing a theory of how discrimination circumscribed African American agency and made entrepreneurship a less attractive area for African Americans to pursue in the post-Civil Rights era; 2) a book project that compares the networking strategies different ethnic groups use to create businesses and establish competitive advantage; and 3) theoretical and empirical work that extends current ideas about how actors use networks during the entrepreneurial process. He was recently awarded a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to compare the networking strategies that ethnic entrepreneurs in Chicago use to create businesses and remain competitive in the entrepreneurial arena.

Sabrina Zirkel, Associate Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

Sabrina Zirkel is an Associate Professor at the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center where she also held the positions of Director of Research and Director of Social Transformation Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and her Ph.D. in Psychology (Personality) from the University of Michigan in 1991. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rollo May Fellowship and the Bachelor (Ford) Summer Faculty Fellowship. Her research focuses on identity and its development in adolescence and transformation throughout adulthood. She is particularly interested in the formation of academic and professional identities and the way they are shaped by gender, race and class. A few of her most recent publications examine the ongoing issues of racial and ethnic stigma in education since Brown v. Board of Education and have appeared in journals such as The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education and Journal of Social Issues. During the fellowship year, she will be working on manuscripts exploring her model of the relationship between social relationships at school and achievement among students of color.

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2004-2005

Stephanie Batiste, Assistant Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Stephanie Batiste is an assistant professor of Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University and is on the executive board of the African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh. She graduated Cum Laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Sociology and then earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from The George Washington University. Her teaching and research areas include African American Literature; theories of performance, race and imperialism; 19th and 20th century American urban cultural history; and the 20th Century American Novel. She has recently published articles in Text and Performance Quarterly and Women and Performance. She also performs in and directs dramatic works as well as analyzing films and theatrical shows for their expression of African American racial and national subjectivity. During her time at the Research Institute she will be working on her manuscript entitled Darkening Mirrors: Discourses of Imperialism in African American Performance.

Ned Blackhawk, Assistant Professor of History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Ned Blackhawk is an assistant professor of History and American Indian Studies, as well as an affiliate member of Chicano/a Studies, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada. He received a B.A. in Honours History at McGill University and then earned an M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington. He has received awards and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, National Research Council, Organization of American Historians and the Association on American Indian Affairs. His research interests include North American Indian History, the U.S. West and Spanish Borderlands, American race relations and multiculturalism, and the legacies of colonialism. He currently has two book projects: America’s Indigenous Nations: An Interpretive History of Native America and Violence Over the Land: Colonial Encounters in the American Great Basin.

Barbara Krauthamer, Assistant Professor of History, New York University

Barbara Krauthamer is an assistant professor of History at New York University and on the Council of Scholars at the American Slavery Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University with her dissertation Blacks on the Borders: African Americans’ Transition from Slavery to Freedom in Texas and the Indian Territory, 1836 to 1907. Her teaching and research interests include the history of slavery and emancipation and the formations of race and gender identity in the Americas. In 2003 she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her research. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Native Country: African-American Slavery, Freedom and Citizenship in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations and is editing a volume of essays, Unshackled Spaces: Fugitives from Slavery and Maroon Communities in the Americas. She has recently completed an edited volume on the history Black-Native American relations as part of an on-line project coordinated and published by ProQuest and the Schomburg Center for Research in BLack Culture. Portions of her work on emancipation, race and citizenship in the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations will appear this year in edited volumes.

Nancy M. Mithlo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Smith College

Nancy Marie Mithlo is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Smith College, where she directs the Tribal College Relations Initiative and the Poolaw Photography Project. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Art and earned a Ph.D in Anthropology from Stanford University. Her research interests concern indigenous museum curation methods, the conflicting representations of Native Americans, and the life histories of contemporary Native women artists. She has curated three Native art exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, including the 2003 exhibition "Pellerossasogna," sponsored with the University of Venice's Department of Post-colonial Literature and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Mithlo's research as a RICSRE Visiting Fellow investigates the engagement of derogatory racial terms as a means of self-empowerment. Her work has been published in Visual Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and American Indian Quarterly as well as in museum catalogues such as Reservation X: The Power of Place in Aboriginal Contemporary Art. She is a member of the Stanford University Native American Alumni Association and the Fort Sill Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.

Jennifer A. Richeson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dartmouth College

Jennifer A. Richeson is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College where she is also a Mellon Minority Student Advisor and Women in Science Mentoring Program Mentor. She received honors when graduating with a Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University and later earned a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard. She has been published in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Nature Neuroscience among others. Her research is in the areas of prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup relations. The three projects she will be working on while at the Research Institute are: 1) motivational processes underlying racial categorization; 2) the influence of exposure to color-blind and multicultural approaches to diversity on prejudice, stereotyping, and self-efficacy; and 3) cognitive consequences of interracial contact.

J. Nicole Shelton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

In 2000, Nicole Shelton joined the faculty in the Psychology Department at Princeton University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary graduating Cum Laude and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia. After graduation she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan. She also spent a year as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. The focus of her research is on understanding prejudice and discrimination from the target’s perspective and she has numerous articles published in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and Journal of Black Psychology. While a Visiting Fellow at RICSRE, she will be developing her model of interracial contact between Whites and ethnic minorities focusing on individuals’ interpersonal concerns with prejudice.

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2003-2004

Thomas Biolsi, Professor of Anthropology, Portland State University

Thomas Biolsi teaches Anthropology at Portland State University and will direct PSU's new Native American Studies Program upon his return in 2004. His most recent book is Deadliest Enemies: Law and the Making of Race Relations on and off Rosebud Reservation (University of California Press, 2001). The central argument of this work-in-progress is that federal Indian law, which claims to protect the rights of Indian peoples, in particular their right to self-determination, in fact does more to produce white innocence regarding the conditions under which Indian people live.

James T. Campbell, Associate Professor of American Civilization, Africana Studies and History, Brown University

James Campbell received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford in 1989. He has taught at Northwestern University and at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is currently an associate professor of American Civilization, Africana Studies and History at Brown University. He is the author of Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). He is currently completing a study of African American travelers in Africa.

Tyrone Forman, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tyrone A. Forman is an assistant professor of Sociology and African American Studies, faculty fellow at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and faculty affiliate at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His primary research interests are in intergroup prejudice and discrimination, American youth and public opinion, adolescent health and well-being, and survey research methods. His work on these topics has appeared in Social Problems, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Discourse and Society, Perspectives on Social Problems, Youth and Society, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Journal of Negro Education, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Health Education and Behavior, Research in Political Sociology, and Journal of Studies on Alcohol.

Soo Im Lee, Professor of Business Administration, Ryukoku University, Japan

Soo Im Lee is a Professor of Business Administration at Ryukoku University in Japan. Her current research interests include illuminating the shift in Korean identity formation and its impact on their conceptions of civil rights, obligations, and citizenship. She examines various discriminatory procedures during the naturalization application process. She also focuses on the changing consciousness of national identity held by young Japanese and Koreans and looks at the identity formation of Korean Japanese. Her research also explores Japan's responsibility to Koreans victimized by Japan during WWII and efforts at reparations.

Amanda Lewis, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Amanda E. Lewis is an assistant professor in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities from kindergarten through graduate school and on how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. She also has written about racial identity, specifically about whiteness and the role of white people as racial actors in American society. Rutgers University Press recently published her book on how race shapes everyday life in elementary schools, Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities.

Richard A. Shweder, William Claude Reavis Professor of Human Development, University of Chicago

Richard A. Shweder is a cultural anthropologist and the William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago. His recent research examines the scopes and limits of pluralism and the multicultural challenge in Western liberal democracies. He examines the norm conflicts that arise when people migrate from Africa, Asia and Latin America to countries in the "North." He has recently co-edited a book on this topic (with Martha Minow and Hazel Markus published June 2002, Russell Sage Foundation Press) entitled Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies; and has been selected as a Carnegie Scholar (2002-2003) to write a book called “When Cultures Collide: The Moral Challenge of Cultural Migration.”

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Associate Professor of Multicultural Education and Counseling, University of Tokyo, Japan

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu is a professor of psychology and ethnic studies in the International Center and Graduate School of Education at the University of Tokyo. Presently he is a visiting fellow at Stanford University at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity studying Asian and American multiracial and transnational issues. He received his doctorate from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar, Harvard Sheldon Fellow, and American Psychological Association Minority Training Program fellow. He currently is the president of the Pi Health and Education Research Group, a nonprofit corporation for interdisciplinary research and training. He is the author of Multicultural Encounters: Case Narratives from a Counseling Practice (Teachers College Press, 2002) and Amerajian no Kodomotachi (Shueisha, 2002).

Ulrich Wagner, Professor of Social Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Ulrich Wagner is a professor of social psychology at Philipps-University Marburg in Germany. He is also the Vice-Director of the Center of Conflict Studies at Philipps-University Marburg and the Chief Editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Sozialpsychologie (Journal of Social Psychology). His primary research focuses on intergroup relations in Germany with a special focus on relations between ethnic groups. His work includes evaluation of practical intervention programs to prevent hostile intergroup relations and hate crimes.

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2002-2003

Michele Birnbaum, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, Director of Women's Studies, University of Puget Sound

Michele Birnbaum is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound, where she is also Director of Women's Studies and faculty advisor for the Diversity Center, the Umoja House, and Mirage: Students of the Mixed Race Experience. She is the author of Race, Labour and Desire in American Literature, 1860s-1930s (Cambridge University Press, 2003), has published articles on race and culture in African American Review, American Literature, Genre, and many others; her work also appears in collections such as Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race and Gender from "Oroonoko" to Anita Hill (eds. Cathy Davidson and Michael Moon, Duke University Press) and in the forthcoming W.E.B. Du Bois and the Gender of the Color-Line (eds. Susan Gillman and Alyce Weinbaum, University of California Press). Professor Birnbaum is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arthur Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture. Her research at Stanford's Research Institute of Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity focuses on mixed race and literary studies, the subject of her next book.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Associate Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University. He is the author of White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001). This book received the 2002 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, given by the Section of Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association, as the best book in race and ethnic relations. He has two books forthcoming: Color Blind Racism: How Whites Justify Contemporary Racial Inequality (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Deconstructing Whiteness, Deconstructing White Supremacy (Routledge, 2003) with Ashley Doane, Jr. His research and teaching interests include: race and ethnic relations, political sociology, stratification, sociological theory, sociology of development, Latin American studies, and urban sociology. While a RICSRE Fellow, he plans to investigate the hypothesis that race relations in the United States are slowly becoming Latin American-like and evolving from a biracial system into a complex racial stratification order.

Michael R. Hames-García, Assistant Professor of English and of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York

Michael Hames-García is Assistant Professor of English and of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is co-editor of Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (University of California Press, 2000) and has a book manuscript on prison intellectuals and legal theory under contract with University of Minnesota Press, Crucibles of Freedom: Justice, Critical Race Theory, and Prison Praxis. His current project is on conjunctions of identity and space (diaspora, borderlands, etc.) in Latina/o and Chicana/o studies. He is also at work on two co-edited volumes, tentatively titled Rethinking Identity Politics and The Joto Reader: Gay Chicano Studies.

Mark Dean Johnson, Professor of Art and Gallery Director, San Francisco State University

Mark Dean Johnson is Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Francisco State University. His curatorial projects include: Black Power/Black Art, WITH NEW EYES: Toward an Asian American Art History, and Chang Dai-chien in California. He has written a variety of reviews for magazines including Artweek, Issues and Images and has published Chang Dai-chien in California (University of Washington Press, 1999/2002) and co-edited the catalog Brian D. Tripp (Visibility Press, 1992). During his time as a RICSRE Fellow, Professor Johnson will continue as the Project Director of California Asian American Artists Biographical Survey. The project is associated with the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution and documents the careers of approximately one thousand artists of Asian ethnicity active in California before 1965. A number of publishers are interested in producing the book, AsianAmericanArt, a culmination of the research project and a collection of theoretical and historical essays. He also has another major book and exhibition entitled "At Work: Art of California Labor" scheduled for publication and presentation by the California Historical Society in 2003. In all of these projects, Professor Johnson is interested in illuminating an alternative American art history.

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2001-2002

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Zellerbach Family Fund Chair in Social Policy, Community Change and Practice Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the psychosocial problems of adolescents and social and mental health issues of low-income and minority populations. Dr. Gibbs graduated from Radcilffe College with honors and received her M.S.W., MA, and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She currently serves as a consultant on urban youth and community issues to foundations, non-profit organizations and social service agencies. Dr. Gibbs served on the faculty of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley from 1979-1999, where she held an endowed chair as the Zellerbach Family Fund Professor in Social Policy, Community Change, and Practice. Her most recent book, Preserving Privilege: California Politics, Propositions and People of Color (2001) focuses on identity politics and public policy in California.

Thomas F. Pettigrew, Research Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of California at Santa Cruz

Professor Pettigrew received his BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 1952. At Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1956, he studied with Gordon Allport. The following year, Professor Pettigrew returned to Harvard and remained on the faculty for the next 23 years. He joined the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Professor of Social Psychology in 1980. He has concurrently held numerous appointments at internationally renowned universities: University of Amsterdam, University of South Australia, Westfaelishe Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany and Phillipps-University in Marburg, Germany. His research and teaching interests include: the social psychological and structural factors in intergroup relations, survey methodology, and social psychological theory and applications. He is currently working on the second edition of Allport’s classic, The Nature of Prejudice, and a book entitled When Groups Meet: Intergroup Contact Theory.

 
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