Alcorn’s Hall to serve as visiting faculty at Duke University

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Lorman, Miss. (April 17, 2014) – Dr. Stephen G. Hall, assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences, will serve as visiting faculty in the History Department at Duke University during 2014-15 academic year. He will collaborate with professors in the department developing a new signature course “Race: A World History”.

The fellowship is part of an initiative at Duke University called Humanities Writ Large that entails broadening humanistic space by connecting faculty with broader publics – other academic institutions (HBCUs and elite private colleges) and students at Duke and beyond. The fellowship also provides support for scholarly monographs which will allow Hall to work on his second book ‘Global Visions: African American Historians Engage the World, 1885-1960.’

“This is an excellent opportunity,” stated Hall about his upcoming fellowship. “It will allow me an opportunity to work on my second book manuscript, interact with faculty, and be active in the intellectual life of one of the premier institutions in the nation.”

Dr. Dickson Idusuyi, interim chairperson of the Department of Social Sciences, shared, “We are elated for Dr. Hall to participate in this fellowship program. He will make a great contribution to their History Department with his tenacity, knowledge of history and experience in research and publications. And it is our hope that upon his return to Alcorn, Dr. Hall will use his new experiences and knowledge to our students’ benefit.”

Hall has been working at Alcorn in the Department of Social Sciences since August 2013 teaching courses in world civilizations, American, African-American, and African history, upper level courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, Old South, and historiography, as well as graduate courses in American and African-American history. His scholarly interests include African-American historiography, intellectual history in the 19th and 20th centuries and the African Diaspora in the modern period. Hall is also interested in Mexican and Brazilian history.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University, master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He has also received postdoctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schomburg Center and the W. E. B. DuBois Center at Harvard University, and Emory University.


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