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Woodson Institute Announces New Fellows In African And African-American Studies

Sept. 15, 1999 -- The University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African-American Studies will introduce its 1999-2000 fellows and visiting scholars and their work on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. in Minor Hall Room 225. A reception will follow in Room 108. The University community and public are invited to attend.

The Institute's residential research fellowships, which bring recipients from across the country, are awarded in an annual competition. The fellowships are designed to help participants complete projects leading to publication in the humanities and social sciences which focus on race, ethnicity and society in Africa and the Atlantic World.

The non-competitive visiting scholars program accepts applicants interested in the field of African-American and African studies during the spring and fall.

Patricia M. Krus from the University of Leiden, Netherlands, a visiting Fulbright Scholar researching "History as Memory in Caribbean Women's Writing," is the Institute's visiting scholar for fall 1999.

The one-year postdoctoral fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000.

The Woodson Postdoctoral Fellow is Rosanne M. Adderley, a doctoral student in history at Tulane University. Her research topic is "Middle Passage Voices: New Stories and Insights from the Nineteenth-Century Slave Trade."

The President's Postdoctoral Fellow is Gregg Michel, a doctoral student from the University of Virginia, researching "The Consultative Resource Center on School Desegregation at the University of Virginia, 1967-1981."

The two-year pre-doctoral fellowships carry $15,000 stipends. The pre-doctoral fellows and their research topics are:

• Adrian T. Gaskins, a doctoral candidate in American studies at the University of Minnesota, "Colonization or Colonialism? African-Americans in the Philippines, 1898-1918"

• Joseph R. Hellweg, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Virginia, "Dozoya: Hunting Ethics in Ivorian Civil Society"

• Rolland D. Murray, doctoral candidate in English at the University of Chicago, "Beyond Macho: Fiction, Black Masculinity and Black Power (1964-1975)"

•Lisa Lindquist Dorr, doctoral candidate in history at the University of Virginia, "Messin' White Women: White Women, Black Men and Rape in Virginia, 1900-1960"

Throughout the year, the fellows will make presentations about African and African-American studies research findings in a series of discussions at U.Va.

For more information about the fellowships and visiting scholars programs, visit the Woodson Institute of African and African-American Studies website: or contact Scot French, assistant director of the Woodson Institute at (804) 924-8889 or via e-mail at

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services


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