Research & Media Fellows


Research Fellows Nia Evans and Anna Grace Tribble with director Melissa Harris-Perry at the White House on the 2015 senior research trip.

2015-2016 Focus Area: Economic Justice

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Applications for our Fall 2015 Research Fellow cohort are due by September 4, 2015. The application period opened on June 1.

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Research Fellows

AJC Center Research Fellows complete 30-40 hours of focused research each month for a commitment of one semester, working on independent research projects that investigate political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. Fellows propose their own project topics and work closely with a faculty adviser. Fellows positions are paid or offer course credit, and are open to Wake Forest University students in their sophomore year or above. Fellows present their research at a Spring symposium.

Media Fellows

Media Fellows propose independent digital media project(s) to pursue over the course of the year that relate to the year’s focus area at the intersections of gender, race, and region. Proposed projects can be based in one or multiple forms of media. For example, students may propose the production of a short documentary film, media-based articles for publication on platforms like Medium, or digital storytelling projects. Fellows positions are paid or offer course credit, and are open to Wake Forest University students in their sophomore year or above.

Senior Research Trip

Research Fellows who are seniors and/or have already completed one year in the Fellows program will be invited to attend a Spring research fellows trip. These trips include working with prominent scholars on research projects, visiting archives and news organizations, and meeting with elected officials.

How to Apply

Application materials and deadlines will be available on this page. All applications will require submission of a detailed proposal for the proposed research or media project. All projects must investigate or discuss the year’s focus area at the intersections of gender, race, and region. Research proposals must include a research question, methodology for answering that question, and whether IRB approval will be necessary. Media proposals must clearly outline the project focus and intended end products.

 
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Past Fellows:

Spring 2015

Callie Cleckner
Research Fellow
Project: The Gendered Notions of America’s Deadliest Disease: A Call to Action for Southern Women’s Health

Nia Evans
Research Fellow
Project: Curriculum, Power, and Civic Health: The Stories of Black History Month

Benjamin Mills
Research Fellow
Project: The Last House Left Standing: Mississippi Personhood & The Changing Tide of Reproductive Legislation

Sarah Rudasill
Research Fellow
Project: The Impact of a Medicaid Expansion on HIV-Positive Men and Women in the Southern United States

Anna Grace Tribble
Research Fellow
Project: The Construction of Marginality: Latina Migrant Farmworkers, Sexual Abuse, and the Challenge of Policy-Making

Spring 2013

Eliza ArnoldEliza Arnold
Research Fellow
Project: Comprehensive timeline of the life of Anna Julia Cooper

Bianca FalconBianca Falcon
Research Fellow
Project: Desegregation of Tulane University

Morgan Franklin Morgan Franklin
Research Fellow
Project: Voter suppression and initiatives in the 2012 elections

Leah Jaques Leah Jaques
Media Fellow
Project: Desegregation of Tulane University documentary

Rachel Rubinstein Rachel Rubinstein
Research Fellow
Project: Stereotypes and resilience among black women in New Orleans

Fall 2012

Morgan Franklin

Morgan Franklin
Research Fellow
Project: Research for postdoctoral fellow Dr. Trimiko Melancon

Ariel Guidry Ariel Guidry
Media Fellow
Project: “Election Perspectives” video blogs

Leah Jaques Leah Jaques
Media Fellow
Project: Desegregation of Tulane University documentary

Virginia Morgan

Virginia Morgan
Research Fellow
Project: Best practices for commemorating desegregation of higher education institutes

Lauren ShapiroLauren Shapiro
Research Fellow
Project: Literature review of multidisciplinary understandings of how we talk about race