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Past Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Profiles

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Tatiana Cruz
2016-2017 Recipient

University: University of Michigan
Discipline: History

Course: AADS5520 Rethinking Civil Rights: Black/Brown Activism



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Tyesha Maddox
2015-2016 Recipient

University: New York University
Discipline: History

Course: AADS5519 Defining Freedom: Migration, Labor and Transnationalism in Post-Emancipation British Caribbean

Tyesha Maddox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at the Fordham University.



Amber Murrey-Ndewa

Amber Murrey-Ndewa
2014-2015 Recipient

University: University of Oxford
Discipline: Geography and the Environment

Course: AADS5517 Geographies of Violence and
Resistance in Africa

Amber Murrey is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department at Clark University.


Justin Leroy

Justin Leroy
2013-2014 Recipient

University: New York University
Discipline: American Studies

Course: BK515 Race and Capitalism: Blackness in
Global Economy from Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Justin Leroy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis.


Siphiwe Ndlovu

Siphiwe Ndlovu
2012-2013 Recipient

University: Stanford University
Discipline: Modern Thought and Literature

Course: BK518 Women Writers of Africa and
the African Diaspora




Peace Medie

Peace Medie
2011-2012 Recipient

University: University of Pittsburg
Discipline: Public and International Affairs

Course: BK511 Race and Politics in African Diaspora

Peace Medie is a Research Fellow at the University of Ghana and an Oxford-Princeton Research Fellow. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Peace Medie was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Centre for Globalisation and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.


Noah Tamarkin

Noah Tamarkin
2010-2011 Recipient

University: UC Santa Cruz
Discipline: Antropology

Course: BK362 South African Struggles

Noah Tamarkin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University.