Ida B. Wells Residency & Lecture

Named for the famed anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the Ida B. Wells Residency brings a distinguished journalist with a record of writing about Southern political issues with an eye on gender and racial equality for a week-long residency at Wake Forest University. During their residency, the Wells Resident produces writing or media, engages with students and community, and shares expertise with faculty.


Joy-Ann Reid

During her residency Joy-Ann Reid will:

Meet With Students
While on campus Joy will have meetings with students from the Old Gold & Black, Wake TV, DeaConnection, Forward Together, the Black Student Alliance, Trailblaze, the Social Justice Incubator, and the AJC Research Fellows and PHI Fellows.

Guest Teach Classes
While on campus Joy will visit three classes: JOU 276: Community Reporting; COM370: Race, Gender, and Media; and POL210: Race, Class, and Social Justice.

Meet With Faculty
Faculty from Communication, Politics & International Affairs, Journalism, History, the Law School, and the Divinity School will have a chance to meet with Joy during her residency.

Join the AJC Faculty Research Seminar
Joy will participate in the AJC Center’s faculty research seminar, a monthly seminar series for Piedmont-Triad area faculty members whose research and teaching interests focus on political questions at the intersection of gender, race, and region.

Host a Twitter Conversation
Joy will join AJC Center postdoctoral fellow Sheri Williams and AJC Center director Melissa Harris-Perry to host a twitter conversation about covering race, gender, and politics in U.S. elections.

Deliver a Public Lecture
Joy will deliver the lecture “The Myth Of Objectivity: How The Media Quest For ‘Fairness’ And ‘Balance’ Biases Coverage Against Out-Groups” on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 PM in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center. She will sign copies of her new book, Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide after the lecture.

Visit Bennett College
Joy will visit with students and faculty at Bennett College, attending a breakfast and guest-lecturing a class of students majoring in Journalism & Media Studies and Africana Women’s Studies.