The Anna Julia Cooper Project will move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in July 2014.
Our Mission Statement
The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South is endowed with the multifaceted mission:
- to move beyond the black/white paradigm in the study of race while still paying attention to this historically important divide;
- to focus specifically on the social and identity cleavages within racialized communities, specifically the intersections of gender, class, sexuality, and region;
- to investigate the linkages between race, gender and expressive culture and to understand the role of race, gender, and region in shaping cultural production;
- to investigate identity and politics with social scientific, humanistic and legal tools in a way that brings together individuals in academic departments, professional schools, and activist communities;
- to combine the pursuits of the academy and the community in a way that challenges the traditional barriers of the ivory tower;
- to take advantage of technology and emerging media to promote the work of scholars and to connect students and community in meaningful ways;
- to provide an environment where young scholars, established scholars, community activists, and students can work together with mutual respect.