Sherri Williams, PhD

Announcement ·

American University Professor Launches National Effort to Train Aspiring Black Journalists

SOC Professor Sherri Williams has teamed with The Nation to launch "Black On Campus" to train the next generation of black journalists.
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Kogod professor Sonya Grier (right) talking with colleagues at the 2017 Race in the Marketplace Forum.

Research ·

Small World, Big Ideas: The Race in the Marketplace Initiative Facilitates Collaboration

Kogod professor Sonya Grier is a cofounder of RIM.
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Arts ·

Caleen Jennings Talks Othello, Race, and Theatre

On March 1, Prof. Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s newest production, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, opens in the Katzen Studio Theatre. In Jennings’s remake, the 415-year-old play comes alive through a contemporary lens.
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Lauren Lumpkin

Journalism ·

‘Black On Campus’ Aims for National Impact

A recently launched investigative journalism reporting program for black college students, has a strong presence at American University.
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Kogod professor Sonya Grier at a panel discussion in the University Library.

Announcement ·

American University Professor to Present Research on Gentrification, “Faux-Diversity” in the District

In cities that are rapidly gentrifying, intentional and unintentional tensions between new and longer-term residents threaten to erode a sense of community built up over generations, according to new research from a professor at American University.
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Student getting a haircut in barber chair.

On Campus ·

Exploring Masculinity

AU program challenges students by teaching the differences between healthy masculinity and toxic masculinity.
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SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

On Campus ·

SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

In today’s polarized society, universities have an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue. SPA is working with the Office of Campus Life to encourage students to have tough conversations, listen to other points of view, and learn from those experiences.
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On February 1, 1960, four African American students sat down at a lunch counter in North Carolina.

In the Community ·

SPA Celebrates Black History Month

During the month of February, SPA will share Black History Month quotes, stories, and the history of important African American figures in U.S. history. You can follow along on all our social media platforms.
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Gate at front of AU

Announcement ·

American University Launches Plan for Inclusive Excellence

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell today launched AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence, a far-reaching effort to build a truly inclusive community at the University.
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Predictions for 2018
Alumni from American University School of Public Affairs Share Their Predictions

In the Community ·

Predictions for 2018

A new year is upon us. It’s time to look ahead to what’s in store for 2018. Every year, we ask SPA faculty their predictions for the coming year. Whatever the prediction, we wish you a happy and successful new year ahead.
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