Funded Projects

2019-2020 URP Projects

"The Noble Mark: Noble M. Johnson and the Performance of Race" - Professor Cara Caddoo (History, The Media School) and Sam Bowden (History, Media majors)

"The Vampire Britannia: Monsters of the Empire in Helen Oyeyemi's White is for Witching" - Professor Maisha Wester (African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies) and Daun Fields (English major)

"An Imperfect Match? Gender and Racial Discrimination in Hiring Across Relative Qualification" - Professor Koji Chavez (Sociology) and Maria Martinez (Neuroscience, Philosophy majors)

"Evidence-Based Internet Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use in a Community Sample" and "Subjective Social Status as an Indicator of Mental and Physical Health Among Black and Latinx Adults" - Professor Tennisha Riley (Psychological and Brain Sciences) and Kendall Riley (Psychology, Human Biology majors)

"John F. Matheus, Blackness, and the Harlem Renaissance Archive" - Professor Clark Barwick (Communication, Kelley School of Business) and Margaret VanSchaik (International Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures majors)

Dr. Clark Barwick’s project consists of research of the life and works of Harlem Renaissance writer John F. Matheus.

During the 1920s, Matheus was a significant contributor to the so-called “New Negro” movement, publishing award-winning short fiction and plays along with essays and poems in major venues. Matheus’ work was attuned to blackness in immigration, war, and rural life, as well as diasporic blackness, with much of his writing focusing on racial struggle in Haiti, Africa, and Europe.

In his later years, Matheus became an influential scholar, committed to African American higher education and, in particular, foreign language education for African American college students.

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