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CSLK’s Faculty Fellows are invited scholars from across the University of Virginia community whose research and teaching interests relate to the intellectual mission of CSLK. Faculty Fellows share research ideas, proposals, and projects within a group of scholars committed to advancing critical work on similar research themes.

Lawrie Balfour
Craig Barton
Rosalyn Berne
Daniel Bluestone
Nisha Botchwey
Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks
Alon Confino
Kandioura Drame
Kevin Jerome Everson
Robert Fatton, Jr.
Cassandra L. Fraser
K. Ian Grandison
Doris S. Greiner
Jeffrey Hantman
Sharon Hays
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton
Sanjay Jain
Krishan Kumar
Garrick E. Louis
Charles Marsh
Wende Marshall
Deborah McDowell
M. Norman Oliver
Ricardo Padron
Marlon B. Ross
Hanan Sabea
Herman H. Shugart, Jr.
Sarah E. Turner
Dell Upton
Milton Vickerman
Cedric L. Williams


Lawrie Balfour [klb3q@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Princeton University
Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics

Lawrie Balfour is an assistant professor in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. Professor Balfour is author of The Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy and has written articles in Political Theory and The Review of Politics. Her current research focuses on reparations and the political thought of W.E.B. Du Bois. Professor Balfour has been the recipient of fellowships from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School.

Craig Barton [ceb8x@virginia.edu]
M.Arch., Columbia University
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Director, Urban Studies Program

Craig Barton is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and the Director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Virginia. Prior to this appointment, Professor Barton was a member of the faculty at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he directed the New York/Paris Program. He has also taught at the School of Architecture and Environmental Studies at The City College of New York. During the 1994-95 academic year, Professor Barton was Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Through his practice, research, and teaching Professor Barton investigates issues of cultural and historical preservation and their interpretation through architectural and urban design. Much of his practice focuses on assisting African-American communities to preserve and interpret their significant cultural resources and to utilize them to stimulate community development.


Rosalyn Berne [rwb@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Assistant Professor, Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication

Rosalyn Berne is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of ethics and metaethics in the application of newly developing technologies, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics. Professor Berne also explores relationships between religion and technology.


Daniel Bluestone [dblues@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor and Director, Preservation Program, School of Architecture

Daniel Bluestone is a specialist in nineteenth century American architecture and urbanism. His book Constructing Chicago (1991) was awarded the American Institute of Architects International Book Award and the National Historic Preservation book prize. In 1998 Professor Bluestone was invited to participate in the Getty Conservation Institute's Agora project, a small international panel charged with formulating new approaches to cultural heritage preservation, education, and economics to complement international programs in material conservation. He has published important essays that survey the history and politics of historic preservation in the United States. Professor Bluestone teaches American architecture, the theory of historic preservation, and courses that survey the methods of site-specific architectural and landscape history and preservation. A highly regarded advocate of community preservation and public history, Professor Bluestone has worked on numerous building and community preservation projects.


Nisha Botchwey [nbotchwey@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Nisha Botchwey is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the faculty in 2003, Professor Botchwey completed her dissertation, Taxonomy of Religious and Secular Nonprofit Organizations: Knowledge Development and Policy Recommendations for Neighborhood Revitalization, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also author of Silent Partner: The Religious Sector's Contribution to Local Community Development. Her research and teaching interests are in community economic development and public health. Specifically, her research examines the role of local religious and secular institutions in neighborhood revitalization and the promotion of public health.


Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks [reb2d@virginia.edu]
JD, Yale University, M.St., Oxford University
Associate Professor, School of Law

An authority on International Human Rights Law, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks joined the Law School in 2001 after a fellowship year at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. From 2000-2001 she also served as a consultant to the Open Society Institute and to Human Rights Watch. Until August 1999, Professor Brooks worked at the U.S. Department of State, where she was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. At the State Department, she participated in the U.S. negotiating team for the International Criminal Court and worked extensively in trouble spots such as Kosovo and Sierra Leone. In 2002, Professor Brooks was elected to the Board of Directors of Amnesty International. While she has published in the past on issues ranging from tort and employment discrimination to privacy rights, her current scholarly research focuses on law and violence in the international arena. Her articles and op-eds have appeared in publications including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Other writings include A Garden of Paper Flowers (Picador, 1994), “Slipping Through the Cracks: Unaccompanied Children in INS Detention” (Human Rights Watch, 1997), and “Feminism in International Law” (Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, forthcoming).


Alon Confino [ac2a@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History

Alon Confino is an Associate Professor of Modern European History in the Corcoran Department of History. He is the author of The Nation As a Local Metaphor: Württemburg, Imperial Germany and National Memory, 1871-1918 (1997), which won the Charles Smith Book Prize of the European section of the Southern Historical Association. He has also written numerous articles and has edited three works, including “Viewed from the Locality: the Local, National, and Global,” co-edited with Ajay Skaria, for a special issue of National Identity (March 2002). Professor Confino is currently working on a book entitled Pleasures in Germany: A Study of Traveling in Modern Culture, 1933-1989.


Kandioura Drame [kd4j@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., UCLA
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of French Language and Literature

Kandioura Drame is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of French Language and Literature at the University of Virginia. He has written numerous articles that have appeared in several scholarly journals and edited volumes including Callaloo, ALA Bullentin, and the UNESCO collection La bataille de Manda in Les Épopées d'Afrique noire. Professor Drame's primary teaching and research interests are Francophone African literature (French colonial literature, early Francophone, Negritude, and Post-Negritude writers; Essays, Fiction, and Poetry), African cinema, Oral traditions, and Contemporary African music and arts.


Kevin Jerome Everson [keverson@virginia.edu]
MFA, Ohio University
Assistant Professor, McIntire Department of Art

Kevin Jerome Everson is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the McIntire Department of Art. His artwork has been exhibited in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Armand Hammer Museuem in Los Angeles, Spaces Gallery in Cleveland and in Italy, China, England and Germany. His films have shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998 and 2000, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, International Center of the Arts in London, New School of Social Research, Athens International Film Festival, Shorts International in New York, Juneteenth Festival in San Francisco and South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Professor Everson has received a Guggenhein Fellowship, a NEA Fellowship, two NEH Fellowships, two Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, an American Academy Rome Prize and numerous university fellowships. His current projects are informed by people in everyday life.


Robert Fatton, Jr. [rf@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Notre Dame
Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs and Chair, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics

Robert Fatton, Jr. is Professor and Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. Within the field of Comparative Government, Professor Fatton focuses primarily on African and Third World Studies. He is the author of Black Consciousness in South Africa (SUNY Press, 1986); The Making of a Liberal Democracy: Senegal's Passive Revolution, 1975-1985 (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1987); and Predatory Rule: State and Civil Society in Africa (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1992). He also contributes to journals and books and has received an Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellowship.


Cassandra L. Fraser [cf4n@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Cassandra L. Fraser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In research, teaching, and service activities, Professor Fraser is especially keen on building bridges between disciplines, cultures, and sectors of society. Her research is concerned with the design and synthesis of new materials, with particular focus on the biological-synthetic interface. The preparation and responsive nanoscale assembly properties of polymeric metal complexes - synthetic analogues of metalloproteins - are explored in her laboratory and with collaborators at UVA, other colleges and universities, national laboratories, and companies. Other research themes of interest include bio-inspired design, materials for biomedicine, and ways in which cultural perspectives shape our understanding as stewards (or exploiters) of resources, from molecular to monumental, even global scales. Her research honors include a NSF CAREER Award (1998), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (1999), Dupont Young Professor Grant (1999), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1999), and the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2001). From 1999-2002, Professor Fraser participated in the German American Frontiers of Science symposium sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Fraser was a University Teaching Fellow in 2000-2001 and is currently a Mead Honored Faculty for 2002-2003.


K. Ian Grandison [kig6n@virginia.edu]
M.L.A., University of Michigan
University Professor of Landscape Architecture and American Studies

Kenrick Ian Grandison is University Professor of Landscape Architecture and American Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Grandison's research explores historically black and historically white college and university campuses, especially in the American South, as spatial records of the history of race relations at the turn of the twentieth century. He raises theoretical and methodological questions regarding the incorporation of multiculturalism in discourses on the built environment. His research has been published in Landscape Journal, American Quarterly, and Journal of Architectural Education. Before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Professor Grandison taught in the Landscape Architecture Concentration of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. From 1987 until 1993, he practiced landscape architecture with the Simth Group JJR, Incorporated, headquartered in Ann Arbor.


Doris S. Greiner [dg2n@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Nursing

With a background in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Professor Greiner’s work focuses on psychiatric mental health nursing, the philosophy of science in nursing, and nursing knowledge. She has been involved nationally with the Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing (SERPN) since its inception and is currently working with Task Groups to finalize a set of Curriculum Guidelines for Psychiatric Nursing and to complete analysis and interpretation of a national survey of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing practices.


Jeffrey Hantman [jlh3x@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Jeffrey Hantman specializes in Eastern Woodland and Southwestern archaeology, ethnohistory, colonialism, regional systems, ceramic analysis, archaeological method and theory. He has written several works, including a piece entitled “Powhatan's Relations with the Piedmont Monacans” which appears in H. Rountree’s Powhatan's Foreign Relations (University Press of Virginia, 1994). Professor Hantman’s research over the last decade has carried an emphasis on regional systems and political organization, situating those patterns in the unique and specific cultures and events of the late prehistoric and early historic era in North America. He is particularly concerned with identifying the varied responses of indigenous people to colonialism and has focused on the Monacan and Powhatan cultures of Virginia and the nature of their interaction with European colonists. Over the past few years he has worked closely with the Monacan Indian Tribal Association. Professor Hantman’s theoretical interests have also led him to become involved in several other projects relating to cultural identity and history in nineteenth-century Virginia.


Sharon Hays [sh2q@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Studies in Women and Gender Program

Before coming to the University of Virginia, Sharon Hays served as a lecturer and teaching assistant in the Departments of Communication and Sociology and the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, San Diego (1986-1992), where received a Regents Fellowship (1985-1986) and a Dissertation Fellowship (1991). Other honors include the Teaching Initiative Grant given by the University of Virginia Faculty Senate (2000) and being named a Sesquicentennial Research Associate by the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia (2002). Presently, Professor Hays’ positions include Member of the Executive Committee for the Studies in Women and Gender Program and Member of the Board of the Political and Social Thought Program. She is a reviewer for numerous publishers and publications, such as Routledge and the American Sociological Review, and has presented her research at numerous conferences and institutions around the country. Her work has also been featured in popular media venues such as the Washington Post, Working Mother, and the Los Angeles Times. Professor Hays' published work speaks to her long-standing interest in issues of culture, gender, and the family, with a particular emphasis on moral questions related to the cultural tension between competitive individualism and human ties of commitment and obligation. Her book, The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood (Yale, 1996) received the ASA Culture Section's Distinguished Book Award in 1997 and Honorable Mention for the ASA's Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award in 1998. Her new book, Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform is due out in 2003 (Oxford University Press) and she is now working on another book project, Inside Welfare: Gender, Family Values, and the Work Ethic.


Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton [chh3a@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies

The author of Women of Fire and Spirit: History, Faith, and Gender in Roho Religion in Western Kenya (Oxford University Press, 2002), Professor Hoehler-Fatton’s work centers on African Religions. In particular, she focuses on African independent churches, Luo religion, and East African spirit possession movements. She also examines gender and religion in Africa, the history of Christianity and Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, and African-derived religions in the “New World.”


Sanjay Jain [sj8n@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Princeton University
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Before coming to the University of Virginia, Professor Jain was an assistant professor of economics and lecturer at George Washington and Princeton Universities, respectively. He is the author of numerous papers on topics ranging from credit markets, economic policy reform and product development. He has served as Proposal Reviewer for Cambridge University Press, National Science Foundation, and John Wiley and Sons, and was a member of the Organizing Committee for the Biennial conference of the Association for Indian Economic Studies (AIES) in Washington, DC (June 5-6, 1999). Professor Jain has worked as a consultant for various reports and divisions of the World Bank and has participated in conferences around the world, from the United States to India. He was awarded the National Talent Scholarship from the Government of India (1981-1987); the Rector’s Prize for General Knowledge and Ability from Delhi University, India (1986); a fellowship in the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University; and the Bradley Foundation Fellowship given by the Department of Economics at Princeton University.


Krishan Kumar [kk2d@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Kent
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology

Professor Kumar's current interests focus on nationalism and national identity. He is writing a book, to be published by Cambridge University Press, on the making of English national identity. He also conducts research on European identity in the context of transnational migration and challenges to the Nation-state. Among his publications are Prophecy and Progress: The Sociology of Industrial and Post-Industrial Society (Viking Press, 1978); Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times (Blackwell Publishers, 1991); The Rise of Modern Society (Blackwell Publishers, 1988); From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society (Blackwell, 1995). Professor Kumar also serves as referee to numerous scholarly publications, including British Journal of Sociology and Contemporary Sociology.


Garrick E. Louis [gel7f@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems and Information Engineering

Before coming to the University of Virginia in 1997, Professor Louis was a postdoctoral fellow in Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, a Warren Weaver Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation and a member of the faculty at the State University of New York. Professors Louis’ goal is to assure safe, reliable, and affordable sanitation services to underserved communities worldwide. These services consist of drinking water, wastewater and sewage treatment, and solid waste management. The work develops methods for needs assessment, performance evaluation/gap analysis, and strategic resource allocation for sustainable sanitation service capacity assurance and disseminates examples of best practice in these methods. The work, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, is pursued by a consortium of collaborators from the service industries, government agencies, grassroots organizations and funding agencies.


Charles Marsh [crm3p@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Director, Project on Lived Theology

Charles Marsh’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of philosophical and systematic theology, theology and society, with special interests in civil rights, race and the social practices of religious communities, theological anthropology and religion and mental health. He is the author of several books on connections between belief and social action, Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology (Oxford University Press, 1996), God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (Princeton University Press, 1999), The Last Days (Basic Books, 2002), and Too Hard for God (Paternoster Publishing, 2002). Professor Marsh founded and directs the Project on Lived Theology, a long-term theological research program seeking to learn more about the relation between Christian spiritual beliefs and activism, while forging a closer connection between the study of theology and the real-life experience of groups who are putting their beliefs into action.


Wende Marshall [wm3f@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Princeton University
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Wende Marshall is a cultural anthropologist with theological undertones. Professor Marshall is committed to the exercise of critical humanism. She is especially drawn to study the conjunction of bodies, power and healing. As a researcher she is preoccupied with manifestations of power and resistance, particularly in the practice of biomedicine and in alternative views of the body and disease that challenge biomedical hegemony. Her goal as a researcher is to explore the relationships between political power, health and disease and to gather ethnographic data that leads to analysis of the power relations inherent in technologies of healing and perceptions of health.


Deborah McDowell [dem8z@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Purdue University
Alice Griffin Professor of English Literature, Department of English

Deborah McDowell is the Alice Griffin Professor of English Literature in the Department of English at the University. She is author of the critically acclaimed memoir Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin. Professor McDowell is the author of various scholarly texts, including "The Changing Same": Studies in Fiction by Black American Women, co-editor with Arnold Rampersand of Slavery and the Literary Imagination, and an editor of the recently published Norton Anthology of African-American Literature. She has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bunting Institute. She was the founding editor of the Black Women Writers' Series published by Beacon Press.


M. Norman Oliver [mno3p@virginia.edu]
M.D., Case Western Reserve University
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Anthropology
Director, Center for Improving Minority Health

With the belief that physical health and mental health are indivisible, Dr. Oliver helps residents understand how social and cultural factors affect an individual's health, help form and structure his or her pain and suffering, and shape the doctor-patient interaction. He is particularly interested in these issues with respect to behavioral change in the family practice setting, and his research focuses on this area. Dr. Oliver is also the Director for The Center for Improving Minority Health at the University of Virginia Health System. The CIMH is a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, clinical scientists, social scientists, ethicists, epidemiologists, anthropologists, and community leaders. This team works together to evaluate health care, identify existing problems and inequities, and, through understanding of the needs, values and culture of minority populations, designs solutions which will lead to improved health. These efforts should lead to a health care system that is available to all, while being sensitive to and respectful of the culture and values of all. Dr. Oliver’s particular clinical interests are the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, cancer screening, obstetrics, behavioral medicine, and clinically applied anthropology.


Ricardo Padron, [rp2d@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

Ricardo Padron is a specialist in the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic world. He is currently completing a book-length study on the impact upon European notions of space wrought by Spain's encounter with the “New World.” He plans to continue his work on the production of space in early modern Spain by xamining visions of urbanism in Spanish baroque literature.


Marlon B. Ross [mr9zf@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Professor, Department of English and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Marlon B. Ross is Professor of English and African-American Studies in the Department of English and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. Professor Ross specializes in 20th-century African Americanliterature and culture, 19th-century British literature, gender/sexuality theory, and literary history. His current research focuses on the cultural formation and transformation of African American manhood over the course of the twentieth century, examining how the social and political movements of this era have shaped and have been shaped by practices of black manhood identity, sexuality, and political activism.


Hanan Sabea [hs4b@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Specializing in socio-cultural anthropology, Professor Sabea’s work examines how the category Africa has been historically constructed in the social sciences, shaping not only the intellectual agenda of practitioners, but also the very terms of academic and political engagements with the place and the people. Her research interests include political economy; plantations and labor relations; transnational corporations; socialist polities; the politics of development; history production and collective memory; nationhood, ethnicity and race; colonial and post-colonial orders; and East Africa. Professor Sabea is author of "Reviving the Dead: Entangled Histories in the Privatization of the Tanzanian sisal Industry" (Africa, 2001) and "Community And Participation in the New Lands: The Case of South Tahrir" in Cairo Papers in Social Science (Spring, 1988).


Herman H. Shugart, Jr. [hhs@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Georgia
William W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director, Global Environmental Change Program, Department of Environmental Sciences

Herman H. Shugart, Jr., is the William W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Environmental Change Program in the Deparemtne of Environmental Sciences. Professor Shugart is a systems ecologist whose primary research interests focus on the simulation modeling of forest ecosystems. He has developed and tested models of biogeochemical cycles, energy flow and secondary succession. In his most recent work, he uses computer models to simulate the growth, birth and death of each tree on small forest plots. The simulations describe changes in forest structure and composition over time, in response to both internal and external sources of perturbation. The models are applied at spatial scales ranging in size from small forest gaps to entire landscapes and at temporal scales of years to millennia.


Sarah E. Turner [sturner@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Curry School of Education

Sarah Turner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the Curry School of Education. Professor Turner conducts research in the areas of economics of education, labor economics, and public finance. She has published articles in Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Econometrics.


Dell Upton [du2n@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Brown University
David A. Harrison III Professor of Historical Archaeology and Professor of Architectural History, Department of Anthropology and Department of Architectural History

Dell Upton is the David A. Harrison III Professor of New World Studies in the Departments of Anthropology and Architectural History. Professor Upton is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, as well as a member of the editorial boards of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, the Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, and the Material History Review. His publications include Architecture in the United States, Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia, Madaline: Love and Survival in Antebellum New Orleans, America s Architectural Roots: Ethnic Groups That Built America, and (with John Michael Vlach) Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture. His books have won the Louisiana Literary Award, the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, the Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, and the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize. Upton has been a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of a Getty Senior Research Grant in Art History. He teaches courses on the history of architecture and urbanism, vernacular architecture, material culture, cultural landscapes, and research methods.


Milton Vickerman [vickerman@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., New York University
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Milton Vickerman is an Associate Professor in the department of Sociology. Professor Vickerman completed his doctorate at New York University in 1991 and joined the Sociology Department at the University of Virginia in 1994. His research focuses on race, the Caribbean, immigration, and assimilation. He has written widely on West Indians and West Indian immigrants, analyzing their reception in, and responses to, American Society. His book, Crosscurrents: West Indian Immigrants and Race compares West Indian and American views of race by examining how West Indian immigrants deal with the racial discrimination they experience in the United States. Professor Vickerman's current research examines processes of assimilation among upwardly mobile African Americans in an affluent Washington, D.C. suburb and patterns of immigration and labor in Central Virginia. Over the years, Professor Vickerman has presented his research to audiences at Williams College, Columbia University, Harvard University, the City University of New York, and Long Island University.

Cedric L. Williams [clw3b@virginia.edu]
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Graduate Program

Cedric Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Professor Williams’ primary research is directed towards understanding the relationship between emotionally arousing events and their capacity to modulate brain systems that encode new experiences into memory. He also serves as the Director of the Psychology Department’s Graduate Program.