Visiting Fellows 09-10
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Keith Wailoo is Martin Luther King Jr., Professor of History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he is jointly appointed in the Department of History and in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. He is also founding Director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers. Before joining Rutgers in July 2001, he taught in the Department of History and in the Department of Social Medicine (in the Medical School) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 in the History and Sociology of Science, and holds a Bachelors Degree from Yale University in Chemical Engineering (1984).
- The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease (coauthored with Stephen Pemberton) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
- Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (University of North Carolina, 2001)
- Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth-Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997).
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2007
Carina Ray is Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University where she teaches African and Black Atlantic History. Her research interests include the racial and sexual politics of colonial rule; comparative histories of race mixture in Africa and the African Diaspora; and the relationship between race, ethnicity, and political power in colonial and post-independence Africa.
While at CAAS Carina will complete her forthcoming book manuscript, Policing Sexual Boundaries: The Politics of Race in Colonial Ghana. Based on extensive archival research in Ghana and England, Policing Sexual Boundaries illuminates the multiplicity of ways that the domain of colonial interracial sexual relations became a space in which racial, administrative, gendered and indigenous hierarchies were being constructed, contested, and reordered by a broad range of social actors, both African and European in the Gold Coast, as Ghana was then known. She will also begin work on her second book project, Emerging Blackness: A History of Race Making in Colonial and Post-Independence Ghana.
- Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan: A Critical Reader, co-editor with Salah Hassan (Cornell University Press and Prince Claus Fund Library, August 2009).
- Navigating African Maritime History, co-editor with Jeremy Rich (Memorial University of Newfoundland Press, 2010).
- "The 'White Wife Problem': Sex, Race, and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa," Gender and History 21:3 (2009).
- "Social History and the Engendering of African History," Power and Nationalism in Modern Africa: Essays in Honor of Don Ohadike, Toyin Falola and Salah Hassan, editors (Carolina Academic Press, 2008).
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2009
Laurie McIntosh is an anthropologist of Europe and specialist in critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, and documentary film. Her research explores the ethics and cultural politics of ‘new immigrant’ integration, national identities, and the gendered, racialized and sexualized character of state governance in Northern Europe – with a specific focus on Norway. McIntosh’s interests also engage the political mainstreaming of far-right movements and the detention of forced migrants.
McIntosh is currently completing her monograph, Interlopers, Immigrants and Others: Difference and Ambivalence in the ‘New’ Norway. As a visiting fellow, McIntosh will continue to develop ongoing research with Norwegians of African and Afro-Caribbean descent, exploring the complex challenges that arise as they navigate the turbulent dynamics of identity, migration, and belonging within and outside of the African diaspora. After concluding her fellowship with CAAS, McIntosh will begin her appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
Ph.D., Yale University, 2005
Andra Gillespie is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where she teaches courses in African American Politics, political participation and experimental methods. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in African American Studies and a Master of Philosophy in Political Science from Yale University, where she also earned her doctorate in 2005. Before joining the faculty at Emory, she worked as an analyst for Democratic pollster Mark Mellman. In that capacity, she contributed to the political analysis for clients such as 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Georgia Congressmen John Barrow and Jim Marshall, and the National Education Association.
Dr. Gillespie’s current research focuses on experimental studies of voter turnout and on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation. Her work has or will be featured in the National Political Science Review and American Politics Research. She spends most of her time writing book manuscripts. Her edited volume Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership, to which she contributed five peer-reviewed chapters, will be published by Routledge Press this coming winter. This book features case studies of prominent black elected officials born after 1960 and asks whether the advent of a new generation of black political leadership will actually lead to substantive policy changes in the black community. She is also under contract for her book entitled Newark and the Clash of Two Black Americas: Race, Class and the Breakdown of Linked Fate, 2002-2008. This book uses a case study of the political ascent of one young black leader, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, to challenge students of black politics to revise their understanding of the connection between racial solidarity, vote choice and policy preferences.
Erin D. Chapman
Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Erin D. Chapman is a historian of U.S. race politics, African American cultural expression, U.S. gender politics, and racialized popular culture. During her fellowship year, she will be revising her first book manuscript, Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s. Prove It On Me is a history of the cultural investment in African American women’s images and bodies that pervaded U.S. society in the midst of transformations in race politics, sexual mores, and popular culture that defined the New Negro era of the early twentieth century. Her second book-length project, Fighting the World: African American Women and the Gender Politics of Racial Advancement, 1830-1980, will be an analysis of the long history of gender politics operating within African American racial advancement ideologies and the praxis African American women developed at certain historical junctures to address combined racism and sexism.
Professor Chapman received her PhD in African American Studies and History from Yale University in 2006. She has held fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, among others. From 2006-2009, Professor Chapman worked as Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. She is currently on leave from her new position as Assistant Professor of History at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.