Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

This fall, Jomaira Salas Pujols will join the sociology faculty at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She will teach courses on the sociology of race and ethnicity; the sociology of youth; and race, space, and place.

Pujols is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is finishing work on her doctorate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her dissertation is entitled “Black Girls’ Journeying: Identifying and Challenging (In)justice through Movement.”

Morris Taylor is the new vice chancellor for administration at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He is an associate professor in the department of public administration and policy analysis. He has chaired the department since 2014 and has been a faculty member at the university since 1997.

Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a doctorate in public policy analysis with a specialization in social jurisprudence from Saint Louis University. He also holds a master of public administration degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Alani Hicks-Bartlett is a new assistant professor in the departments of comparative literature and French studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is affiliated with the program in Medieval studies and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World at the university.

Dr. Hicks-Bartlett holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She earned two master’s degrees at Middlebury College and a PhD. in romance languages and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley.


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