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  • Chochotte Gains Recognition for Recent Article

    Marvin Chochotte, Mellon Faculty Fellow/Assistant Professor, received honorable mention for the Jack Woody article prize. The award is granted by the leading history journal, Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH), to the article that best represents the mission of the journal in a given volume.

    Chochotte CSSH
  • Prosperity Meets the Poor

    Professor Vaughn A. Booker has a new article published in Faithfully Magazine. "Prosperity Meets the Poor: the Mission of Charleszetta 'Mother' Waddles in Urban America" examining the life, theology and work of Charleszetta Waddles in 1970's Detroit.

  • Craft Institute To Administer $5 Million Grant for Black Theater

    Founded and directed by Associate Professor of Theater Dr. Monica White Ndounou, the Craft Institute is one of four institutions selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to administer a newly-awarded $5 million grant to support Black theaters across the United States.

    Black theater summit 2018
  • Owed

    Joshua Bennett, poet, performer, and scholar is a Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing and AAAS Affiliate. Bennett's latest book, "Owed," has received extensive accolades recognizing Bennett as "one of the most impressive voices in poetry today..."

    Joshua Bennett, Owed
  • Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man

    Joshua Bennett, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, AAAS Affiliate, and prize-winning poet, argues in his first book of literary criticism that blackness acts as the caesura between human and nonhuman, man and animal.

    Being Property Once Myself

Recent Publications

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  • "Prosperity Meets the Poor: the Mission of Charleszetta 'Mother' Waddles in Urban America"

    Vaughn A. Booker

    Faithfully Magazine, October 2020,

  • "Deplorable Exegesis": Dick Gregory's Irreverent Scriptural Authority in the 1960s and 1970s

    Vaughn A. Booker

    Religion and American Culture, University of Cambridge Press, 20 August 2020,

  • "Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century"

    Vaughn A. Booker

    New York University Press, 2020.

  • "Performance"

    Vaughn A. Booker

    The Immanent Frame, Social Science Research Council, 20 December 2019,