Visiting Fellows 2007-08
PhD, Wisconsin University-Madison, 1988.
Professor Guimaraes teaches Sociology of Contemporary Race Relations at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (USP). He is currently a Visiting Senior Research Scholar, at the Program in Latin American Studies; a Visiting Professor, at the African American Studies; and a Visiting Fellow, at the Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies. He is a specialist in Brazilian class and racial formation, racism and anti-racism mobilization in Brazil. At present, he is completing a book on the Black Modernity and Intellectuals in Brazil with a fellowship from FAPESP (Brazil) and from PIIRS (Princeton).
Classes, raças e democracia, São Paulo, Editora 34, 2002.
Um sonho de classe - trabalhadores e formação de classe na Bahia dos anos 80, São Paulo, Hucitec/Pós-Graduação de Sociologia da USP, 1998.
Preconceito e discriminação - queixas de ofensas e tratamento desigual dos negros no Brasil, Salvador, Novos Toques, 1998 (2004 Second Edition).
Racismo e anti-racismo no Brasil, São Paulo, Editora 34, 1999; 2ª. Edição 2005.
Tirando a Máscara. Ensaios sobre o racismo no Brasil, São Paulo, Paz e Terra, 2000.
Beyond Racism: Race and Inequality in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001 (co-editor).
“Racial insult”, Discourse and Society, London, v. 14, n. 02, p. 133-152, 2003.
“Racial democracy”, In: Jessé Souza; Valter Sinder. (Org.). Imagining Brazil (Global Encounters). 1 ed. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2005, p. 119-140.
“The Race Issue in Brazilian Politics (The Last Fifteen Years)”. In: Maria D Alva Kinzo; James Dunkerley. (Org.). Brazil Since 1985, Economy, Polity and Society. London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 2003, v. , p. 251-268.
“Racial Inequalities in the Labor Market and the Workplace”, in Rebecca Reichmann (ed.) Race in Contemporary Brazil, From Indifference to Inequality, The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 1999, pp. 83-108. (with Nadya A. Castro)
“Measures to Combat Discrimination and Racial Inequality in Brazil”, in Rebecca Reichmann (ed.) Race in Contemporary Brazil, From Indifference to Inequality, The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 1999, pp. 139-154.
Tyson King-Meadows’ research interests include American politics, specifically Congress and electoral behavior, and African American political attitudes and behavior. He has held a number of awards, including a fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, a Senior Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Ghana, and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. His first book, co-authored with Thomas F. Schaller, Devolution and Black State Legislators: Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-First Century (State University of New York Press, 2006) shows that a myriad of institutional constraints and state political dynamics undermine the substantive representation of black interests despite sizable levels of descriptive representation. He recently finished a second book, The Slow Death of Black Voting Rights, addressing bureaucratic politics, political information, and African American political behavior. At present, Tyson is completing a book on racial authenticity in congressional elections. He is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
PhD, Harvard University
Imani Perry is a Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law in Camden. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard's Program in The History of American Civilization, her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her BA in Literature and American Studies from Yale College. Perry is the author of: Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (Duke University Press, 2004), and is currently working on a book on the practice of racial inequality and its remedies in the contemporary United States. An interdisciplinary scholar, who uses her research to build bridges between the humanities and social sciences, she is also the author of numerous articles, essays, and book chapters in the fields of African American Studies, law and society, and cultural studies.
Professor Kimberly Smith specializes in American political and environmental thought, with an emphasis on American agrarianism and environmental justice. Her most recent book, African American Environmental Thought: Foundations (Kansas, 2007), explores the ideological roots of the environmental justice movement in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American political thought. She is also the author of Dominion of Voice: Riot, Reason and Romance in Antebellum Politics (Kansas, 1999) -- winner of the Merle Curti Award for American intellectual history from the Organization of American Historians -- and Wendell Berry and the Agrarian Tradition: A Common Grace (Kansas, 2003).
Professor Smith teaches courses in environmental politics, environmental justice, American environmental thought, political theory and constitutional law.