Department ofAfrican American Studies

Amira Rose Davis, assistant professor of history and African American studies, has been named a  2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Institute for Citizens and Scholars. The Mellon awards “support junior faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are committed to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars.” Dr. Davis also was named a 2021–2022 Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. The residential fellowship will allow her to focus on research and collaborations with colleagues in Texas’s Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and across the university.