Two Black Scholars Promoted at Bucknell University

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, recently granted tenure and promoted 16 faculty members to the rank of associate professor. Two of the 16 faculty members are Black.

Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown was promoted to associate professor of political science. She has been teaching at Bucknell since 2008 and previously was on the faculty at Florida State University. Dr. Stokes-Brown is the author of The Politics of Race in Latino Communities: Walking the Color Line (Routledge, 2012).

Dr. Stokes-Brown is a graduate of Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She earned a master’s degree at Temple University in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Maryland.

Berhanu Nega was named an associate professor of economics. A native of Ethiopia, he taught at Bucknell from 1990 to 1994 before returning to Ethiopia to take a faculty post at Addis Ababa University. He became a leader of the democratic opposition and eventually was elected mayor of Addis Ababa. But Dr. Nega was arrested by the national government before he could take office and spent 21 months as a political prisoner. He returned to Bucknell in 2008.

Dr. Nega earned his Ph.D. at the New School in New York City.


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