Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Profesorships

Eric Darnell Pritchard was appointed to the Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the English department faculty at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System. Dr. Pritchard is the author of Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016).

Dr. Pritchard received a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he majored in English and liberals arts. Professor Pritchard holds a master’s degree in Afro-American studies and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the first Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor at the Boston University School of Law. Professor Onwuachi-Willig, a scholar in critical race theory and an expert in racial and gender inequality, also serves as dean of the law school.

Professor Onwuachi-Willig is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and the University of Michigan Law School.

Christopher Tounsel, assistant professor of history and African studies, has been named the inaugural Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor in the College of the Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University. An expert on the history of modern Sudan, Dr. Tounsel joined the faculty at Penn State in 2016.

Dr. Tounsel earned his bachelor’s degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his master’s and doctoral degrees, both in history, at the University of Michigan.


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