Monday, July 01, 2013

Professor part of national institute exploring African-American Poetry

Dr. Kamau Kemayo, associate professor of African-American Studies and associate director of the Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Program, has been invited to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers.

The title of the institute is “Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African-American Poetry.” It will be at the University of Kansas for three weeks starting July 14.

Kemayo is one of 25 faculty from across the country accepted into the institute through a competitive process.

The NEH awards stipends to participating faculty to cover travel, books, research expenses, and living expenses. The program is designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students.

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