Several professors have recently received named scholar positions for their contributions to research, education, and the academic mission of the College of LAS, including our own Terersa Barnes (Gender and Women's Studies and History). Barnes’ current main research project focuses on a South African philosophy professor who was also a state censor, prosecution witness, and perhaps a spy in the apartheid era. There is not enough historiography of South Africa in this period to understand how people were educated to accept injustice. Barnes is also researching issues of solidarity between activists in the U.S., South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and she continues to study high school history textbooks and teaching trends in Zimbabwe.
Congratulations, Professor Barnes, on this recognition! For more about the announcement of these named scholar positions, see here.