Reginald D. Butler [email@example.com]
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African
D. Butler is Associate Professor in the Corcoran Department of History
and Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American
and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Butler’s
current teaching and research interests focus on the history of
African American culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
His forthcoming book, Freedom in this Place: Free African-Americans
in Goochland County, Virginia, 1728-1860 (University of Virginia
Press), explores African American community formation in Central
Virginia. In his role as director of the Woodson Institute, Professor
Butler directs the major research projects sponsored by the Institute.
He is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Advisory
Board, the Southern Humanities Media Consortium Selection Committee,
and the South Atlantic Regional Humanities Center Organizing Committee.
Ines A. Woodsome [firstname.lastname@example.org]
B.A., Boston College
Program Administrator, The Carter G. Woodson Institute
for African-American and African Studies
Ines A. Woodsome is the Program Administrator of the Carter G. Woodson
Institute for African-American and African Studies. She is a 1996
Boston College graduate where she majored in English and Communications.
Before her move to Charlottesville, Mari Ines worked as a need-based
scholarship coordinator and conference manager for the Horatio Alger
Association, a philanthropic organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Her first job at the University of Virginia was as Operations Manager
for the 2002 Virginia Film Festival. In her free time, she is continuing
her affiliation with need based scholarship programs as a volunteer
for the Ron Brown Scholars Program in Charlottesville.
A. French [email@example.com]
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Associate Director, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American
French is Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Adjunct
Assistant Professor of History in the Corcoran Department of History,
and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American
and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor French’s
current teaching and research interests revolve around the theme
of “Race and Place: African-American Life in Post-Emancipation
Virginia, 1865-1945.” His book, Remembering Nat Turner:
The Rebellious Slave in American Thought (Houghton Mifflin,
2004), probes the connection between perceptions of the past and
group identity. In his role as Associate Director of the Woodson
Institute, he directs the undergraduate program in African-American
and African Studies.
D. B. Walker [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Ph.D., The College of William and Mary
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies and The Carter
G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
D. B. Walker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious
Studies with a joint appointment in the African-American and African
Studies Programat the University of Virginia. Professor Walker teaches
and researches in the areas of Critical Theological Studies, Cultural
Studies, Critical Theory, American Studies, and African American
Studies (and in various combinations of these). He has published
articles on transnational intellectual formation, constructions
of African American identity, and the logics of race and nation.
He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled "The
Freemasonry of the Race": The Politics of Association and the
Struggle for Democracy in America.