Entries by Joseph Dickson

VIRAL JUSTICE: How We Grow the World We Want

Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, which draws together students, activists, and artists to develop a critical and creative approach to data and technology. Ruha is the author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for […]

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Midnight Fairytales

This work of fiction, entitled Midnight Fairy Tales, is a creative writing project that explores a selection of African historical legends in a medium as faithful to the original stories as the research and the project’s structure will allow. Its form, with the use of a framing story to provide incentive for the telling of the smaller ones, was partially inspired by Arabian Nights. The stories themselves were simply ones that I found extremely fascinating when I chanced upon a few lines about them in various required texts from my Africana Studies courses. I would hope the frame story itself helps to justify why I chose to undertake a project of quasi-historical fiction rather than write a traditional historical paper. But, just as important as the motive, is the means which Africana Studies provides, being such an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of study, to execute a capstone project in this way.

Cultural Group Membership Versus (Self-Reported) Group Orientation: Which Predicts Student Performance in Cooperative & Competitive Math Learning? For Whom?

Eric Hurley, associate professor of Africana studies and psychology, co-authored “Cultural Group Membership Versus (Self-Reported) Group Orientation: Which Predicts Student Performance in Cooperative & Competitive Math Learning? For Whom?” in Urban Education. One of the co-authors is Seanna Cade Leath ’13. More

Twists of fate : multiracial coalitions and minority representation in the US House of Representatives

Vanessa C. Tyson, 2016 Twists of fate : multiracial coalitions and minority representation in the US House of Representatives “Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament. For one thing, they tend to represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues. Moreover, they themselves […]