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Month: February 2023

Four New Scholars Appointed to National Program

The College of Education has named four new students in its Holmes Scholars program, part of a national network of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in pursuit of doctoral degrees. Scholars are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of education. With these new additions,… Read more »

Aristotle, Luke Cage and Talking About Trauma

Do a Google Scholar search for Angela Mack, and you will find a piece entitled “Afrosurrealism, Aristotle, and Racial Presence in Netflix’s Luke Cage.” An unusual set of subjects to be sure, but Mack’s talent is such that she goes between talking about the ancient Greek philosopher and the Netflix series inspired by the comic of… Read more »

“Innocence” and Black Children in Literature

Stanback’s interest in children’s literature and the idea of “cultural notion of innocence” began with a fortunate coincidence at her undergraduate and master’s alma mater of the University of Southern Mississippi. “I’ve enjoyed reading since I was a kid, but in my junior year of college, I took a children’s and Young Adult (YA) literature… Read more »