is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. He received his B.A. in English and African American Studies (Comparative American Studies) from NYU’s Gallatin School. Since then he has taught at the college level as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU, in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. His fields of interest include contemporary African American art; experimental film and video; critical race theory, and queer theory and criticism. He also specializes on issues related to AIDS and queer politics. He is a recipient of the 2009-2010 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award.
Joseph "Piko" Ewoodzie, long-time T.A. for Afro-American Studies 156, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in connection with his research on the cultures of food amongst African Americans in Jackson, Misssissippi. Joseph will defend his dissertation at University of Wisconsin, Madison in May. Now living in central Ohio, Joseph is a teaching and dissertation fellow at Kenyon College.
Rachel Sarabia: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-13
Demetri Debe, McNeil Center for Early American History, Philadelphia, PA, 2014-15
Katie Phillips, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Pre- and Post-Doc Fellowship, Macalester College, 2014-2016
Jameson Sweet, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2014-2015
Emily Bruce, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Bernadette Perez, Council on Library and Information Resources-Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for AY 2014-15