The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati recently received the Sankore Institutional Award from the National Council for Black Studies. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of Africana studies, was presented to the department’s chair, Terry Kershaw, at the council’s annual meeting in Atlanta.
Professor Kershaw stated, “This award further promotes our department as an attractive destination for faculty and grad students who are interested in Africana studies in general and the scholar-activist approach in particular.”
Dr. Kershaw is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland. He holds a master’s degree in black studies from Ohio State and a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Dr. Kershaw lead the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech.