The Anna Julia Cooper Project was previously housed at Tulane University, where its initial development was funded through the Newcomb College Institute. This page includes information about past projects and initiatives undertaken by the Cooper Project while at Tulane.
The Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
The Cooper Project hosted a yearly fall lecture open to the public delivered by a distinguished scholar, activist or artist. Our 2012 speaker was Dr. Karla Holloway. Our 2013 speaker was Dr. Julianne Malveaux. [Read More]
In Conversation Series
A series of events bringing together scholars and activists for an engaging discussion on relevant issues, with the goal of moving beyond the model of one expert delivering a lecture to an audience and towards conversations that invite audiences to see the complexity and challenges of the issues we address from multiple perspectives. [Read More]
Faculty Research Seminars
A monthly seminar series for Greater New Orleans area faculty members whose research and teaching interests focus on gender, race and politics in the South. [Read More]
Youth Essay Competition
A yearly youth essay competition for Orleans Parish students asking students to reflect on a historic or current topic. [Read More]
The Cooper Project had a year-long postdoctoral fellowship to foster the professional development of outstanding post-doctoral students who are women and scholars of color. Our first postdoctoral fellow was Dr. Trimiko Melancon, Assistant Professor of English and African & African American Studies at Loyola University. She specializes in African American and American literary and cultural studies; black feminist theory and criticism; critical race, gender, and sexuality studies; and African American and Black German Studies. She came to the Cooper Project on a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship.
Research Fellows Program
AJC previously hired undergraduate students as Research Fellows. Fellows completed 30-40 hours of focused research each month for a commitment of one semester. Their research contributed to upcoming scholarly publications and AJC research initiatives.
Project: Comprehensive timeline of the life of Anna Julia Cooper
Project: Desegregation of Tulane University
Project: Voter suppression and initiatives in the 2012 elections
Project: Stereotypes and resilience amongst black women in New Orleans
Project: Research for postdoctoral fellow Dr. Trimiko Melancon
Project: Best practices for commemorating desegregation of higher education institutes
Project: Literature review of multidisciplinary understandings of how we talk about race
Cooper Project media interns worked on creating video blogs, oral histories, and producing a documentary about the desegregation of Tulane University.
Project: Desegregation of Tulane University documentary
Project: “Election Perspectives” video blogs
Students in Melissa Harris-Perry’s classes partner with local community organizations to produce original research.
Food Availability in New Orleans
The Desegregation of Tulane University
Partner: Office of Multicultural Affairs at Tulane
Navigating the Intersections: Black Women in New Orleans