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At the Intersection of Black Expressive Culture: Emily Lordi, associate professor of English

Oct. 2, 2019—Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.

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Elsa Mercado Sanchez, PhD’20 | Stronger together: the future of VU’s Latinx community

Sep. 27, 2019—Elsa Mercado Sanchez has not always had a clear or easy path to the Ph.D. she is pursuing. She grew up in an urban, racially-segregated neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wis., with Mexican immigrant parents who didn’t speak much English. Education was a top priority for her parents, but college was never a guarantee. Mercado Sanchez’s parents...

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“Works in Progress” Seminar Brings Together Top African American Studies Scholars

Sep. 25, 2019—Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island is a picturesque street in a picturesque New England town. Upscale shops, Gilded Age mansions, and boutique inns draw in tourists every summer. But for a few days of the season, this small corner of Newport is also a hub for scholarly progress. On July 30, 2019, more than...

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Janet Jernigan, BA’66: From activism to advocacy–a lifetime of caring

Aug. 16, 2019—A&S alumna and former head of Nashville nonprofit FiftyForward looks back on 50 years of work in the community   Janet Jernigan has never seen herself as exceptional. As an undergraduate English major at Vanderbilt in the mid-1960’s, she saw herself as simply a reflection of all the other young women on campus. “I guess...

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead

May. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor. John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, will serve as the chair of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee.

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Landers receives 2019 Alumni Education Award

Apr. 30, 2019—Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, is the recipient of the 2019 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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