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Faculty Fellows - Fall 2017

Three faculty members were hired for tenure-track positions beginning in fall 2017 as the second cohort of Mellon Faculty Fellows.


Carleton College

Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science

Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies and M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Barrett Honor College at Arizona State University

Teaching: Courses include Black Revolution on Campus and Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969.

Research: Africana studies, critical theory, political theory, and political economy with a substantive focus on antiradicalism, anti-blackness, and state-sanctioned violence; globalization and economic development; and epistemologies of Black studies.

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Cornell College

Chris Hoklotubbe

T. Christopher Hoklotubbe, Assistant Professor of Religion

Th.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity and M.Div., Harvard University

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Teaching: Courses in New Testament, History of Christianity, and Comparative Religion, with attention given to the intersection of religion, politics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

Research: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman archaeology, ancient philosophy, and critical theory.

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Lawrence University

Jesus G. Smith

Jesus G. Smith, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

Ph.D. in Sociology, Texas A&M University

M.A. and B.A., University of Texas at El Paso

Teaching: Courses include Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., U.S./Mexican Border Sociology, and Black and Latin@ Sociology.

Research: Race and ethnic relations, racism, gender, sexuality, computer and information technology, and health.

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