African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Faculty & Student Awards / Appointments

2020-2021  |  2019-2020

2021-2022

Faculty

Name Award Organization
Mónica Jiménez Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty Institute for Citizens & Scholars, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Marcelo J.P. Paixão Fall 2021 Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies Faculty Research Fellowship UT Austin
Spring 2022 Research Reboot Fellowship UT Austin
Ashanté M. Reese American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship American Council of Learned Societies
Cherise Smith Getty Foundation Residential Scholar Grant Getty Foundation
Kevin J.A. Thomas Carnegie Fellowship Carnegie Corporation of New York
Lisa B. Thompson Appointed as 2021-22 - 2023-24 College of Liberal Arts Advisor to the Dean for Faculty Mentoring and Support UT Austin
Traci Wint Hired as Assistant Professor Fall 2021 Smith College

Students

Name Award Organization
Charles Holm Dissertation Writing Fellowiship UT Austin
Zalika Ibaorimi Predoctoral Fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute University of Virginia
Candice Lyons Dissertation Scholar in the Department of Black Studies University of California Santa Barbara
Michaela Machicote Dissertation Writing Fellowship UT Austin
Denzel Shabazz University Thematic Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
LaToya Teague University Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
La'Kayla Williams University Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
Tabias Wilson Dissertation Writing Fellowship UT Austin

2020-2021

Faculty

Name Award Organization
Omoniyi Afolabi Actions that promote Community Transformation (ACT) Grant Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, UT Austin
Nicole Burrowes Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
ACLS Fellowship American Council of Learned Societies
Ashley Farmer NEH Fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Research Award College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones Appointment as Faculty Emerita of AADS UT Austin
Marcelo J.P. Paixão Provost's Authors Fellowship Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, UT Austin
Ashanté M. Reese Margaret Mead Award American Anthropological Association & the Society for Applied Anthropology
Texas Friar Society Centennial Teaching Fellowship UT Austin
Cherise Smith Promotion to Full Professor UT Austin
Lisa B. Thompson ACLS Fellowship American Council of Learned Societies
Artist Residency MacDowell Colony
Pavithra Vasudevan American Fellowship American Association of University Women
Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship Humanities Institute, UT Austin

Students

Name Award Organization
Gustavo Melo Cerqueira Two-year Lectureship in the Department of Theatre Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Khyree Davis Doctoral Fellow UT Austin
Eva Hodgson University Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
Jaden Janak Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellowship College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin
Pablo Joseph López Oro Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Africana Studies Smith College
Carla Ramos Munzanzu Chief, Department of Anthropology Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará in Brazil
Latoya Teague University Thematic Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
LaKayla Williams University Graduate Continuing Brunton Fellowship UT Austin

 

2019-2020

Faculty

Name Award Organization
Simone Browne College of Liberal Arts' Student Council Endowed Teaching Award UT Austin
Kevin Cokley Appointment to UT Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers UT Austin
Ashley Farmer Radcliffe Fellowship Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching Texas Exes, UT Austin
Xavier Livermon Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure UT Austin
Stephen Marshall Provost's Authors Fellowship Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, UT Austin
Christen Smith Appointment as Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies UT Austin
Lisa B. Thompson Promotion to Full Professor UT Austin
Shirley Thompson Provost's Authors Fellowship Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, UT Austin

Students

Name Award Organization
Angelica Allen Carter G. Woodson Institute Fellowship University of Virginia
Bethzabeth Colon Pizzini Office of Graduate Studies Continuing Fellowship UT Austin
Alexandria Cunningham John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington
Khyree Davis Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship Office of Graduate Studies, UT Austin
Zaria El-Fil Undergraduate Research Ambassador Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas
Daniela Gomes da Silva Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III '63 Visiting Assistant Professor, International Studies Trinity College
Charles Holm Spring Dissertation Writing Fellowship College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin
Jacob Hood Dean's Distinguished Graduate, College of Liberal Arts UT Austin
Jaden Janak Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellowship College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin
Pablo Joseph López Oro Carter G. Woodson Institute Fellowship University of Virginia
William Mosley Mellon Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Humanities Wake Forest University
Chinwe Oriji Carter G. Woodson Institute Fellowship University of Virginia
Tenure-track Assistant Professorship, Department of Sociology Wesleyan University
Carla Ramos Munzanzu Professor, Department of Anthropology Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará in Brazil
Christopher Ndubzuizu McNair Scholars Graduate Fellowship Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Tabias Olajuawon Wilson Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-Funded Dissertation Bootcamp Fellowship UT Austin
Minority Dissertation Fellow and Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations Middle Tennessee State University