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Faculty Fellows - Fall 2016

Six faculty members were hired for tenure-track positions beginning in fall 2016 as the first cohort of Mellon Faculty Fellows.

Beloit College

M. Shadee Malaklou

M. Shadee Malaklou, Assistant Professor of Critical Identities Studies

Ph.D. in Culture and Theory and M.A., University of California at Irvine
B.A., Duke University

Teaching: Courses include Sex and Power; Black Lives Matter.

Research: Reads Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (1952) as a gender studies text to chart a contrapuntal relationship between sexuality, antiblackness, and social and political constructions of time. She intervenes in popular visual media like reality television to interrogate how time moves and for whom to catalog desire and identification as taxonomy and type.

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Colorado College

Prentiss A. Dantzler II

Prentiss A. Dantzler II, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Concentration in Community Development, Rutgers University
M.P.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Teaching: Courses around systems of inequality based on identities of race, class, gender and sexuality and aspects of community and neighborhood development for poor, urban areas.

Research: Focuses on the impact of changes in housing policies upon marginalized populations, especially those in urban areas.

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Grinnell College

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education

Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
M.Ed. and B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Teaching: Courses include Principles of Education in a Pluralistic Society and a special topics course on Teaching Risky Texts in the Classroom.

Research: Focuses on the ways in which Black girls and women engage with literacies in and outside of the classroom, and specifically how those literacies can help shape culturally relevant and engaging pedagogy and curriculum for the secondary classroom.

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Lake Forest College

Jennifer Jyun

Jennifer Jhun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Northwestern University

Teaching: Courses on the philosophy of science, logic and argument, ethics, and social justice, including Logic and Styles of Arguments, Philosophy of Science, and Social Justice vs. Freedom?

Research: Areas of specialization are philosophy of science (especially economics and economic models) and epistemology.

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Lawrence University

Thelma Jimenez-Anglada

Thelma Jiménez-Anglada, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Chicago
M.A. and B.A., University of Puerto Rico

Teaching: Taught a course on Latino-Latina literature during the fall term.

Research: Combines scholarly interests in violence, human rights and migration, with current research focused on trafficking, specifically of narcotics and humans in Latin America and US Latino communities.

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Macalester College

Crystal Moten

Crystal Moten, Assistant Professor of African American History

Ph.D. in History and M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Washington University

Teaching: Courses on modern African American history with particular emphasis on civil rights, economic justice, women and gender, intellectual history, and public history.

Research: Focuses on the intersection of race, class, and gender and specifically she writes about black women’s economic activism in civil rights era Milwaukee.

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