Faculty Fellows to Present in the African American Cultural Center


The African American Cultural Center begins its second year of emphasis on research and scholarship with continuing presentations of the work of some of the first cohort of its Faculty Fellowship Program.

The program supports scholarly projects by NC State faculty that critically examine and explore African American and other African diasporic cultures. The semester-long fellowship provides each fellow with a research fund of $600, research support from the AACC Library and access to a shared office and collaborative work space in the center.

Under the leadership of Interim Director Sachelle Ford, the program sponsored eight fellows during 2018-19:

  • Ronisha Browdy (assistant professor of English)
  • DeLeon Gray (associate professor of educational philosophy)
  • Derek Ham (assistant professor of graphic design)
  • Elan Hope (assistant professor of psychology)
  • Jamie Pearson, (assistant professor of teacher education and learning services
  • Kim Stansbury, associate professor and graduate program director of social work

The team of Quiana Cryer-Coupet (assistant professor of social work) and Delisia Matthews (assistant professor of fashion and textile management)

Upcoming Presentations

Each fellow gives one public talk about their research. Upcoming talks include:

Sneakerheads: The Intersection of Hip-Hop, Heritage and Hypebeast
With Quiana Cryer-Coupet and Delisa Matthews on September 19, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Washington-Sankofa Room
Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126

A sneakerhead is a person who collects, trades or admires sneakers as a hobby. Join us for an evening of art, dialogue and culture with sneaker enthusiasts.

Race-Related Stress and Coping: Is Activism the Answer?
With Elan Hope on September 25, 2019
12:00 – 1:15 p.m., African American Cultural Center Gallery
Witherspoon Student Center, Room 218

In this community conversation, Elan Hope will lead a discussion to explore race-related stress and activism among Black college students. The conversation will include background research and explore the realities, benefits and consequences of anti-racism activism.

Register at go.ncsu.edu/ffp19.