University of Richmond Experts on Navigating Race & Racism

Experts on Navigating Race & Racism

Bert Ashe


English professor Bert Ashe researches late 20th-century and early 21st-century literature and culture, primarily post-Civil Rights Movement African American literature and culture.

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Julian Hayter

Modern African American History

Leadership studies professor Julian Hayter is a historian and a go-to expert on modern U.S. history, African-American history, and the American civil rights movement.

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Lauren Henley

Race & Violent Crime

Historian and leadership studies professor Lauren Henley can discuss African American history, the ethics of crime, and the history of serial killers.

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Nicole Maurantonio

Race & Memorialization

Rhetoric and communication studies professor Nicole Maurantonio's research explores narrative and material traces of memory.

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Keith McIntosh

Navigating Discussions of Race

Vice President for Information Services and CIO Keith McIntosh can explore leading discussions around difficult topics regarding race and racism.

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Chuck Mike


Theatre professor Chuck Mike areas of expertise include theatre for social change, cultural diversity, and Black theatre.

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Rob Nelson

Mapping Inequality

Digital Scholarship Lab Director Rob Nelson has overseen the creation of many digital maps that explores residual effects of racist policies.

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Camilla Nonterah

Health Disparities

Camilla Nonterah is a counseling psychologist whose clinical interests focus on behavioral medicine.

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Matthew Oware


Matthew Oware is a sociology professor whose research examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in popular culture.

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Andrea Simpson

Racial Identity & Politics

Political science professor Andrea Simpson has dedicated her academic career to researching the Environmental Justice Movement and effective protest strategy.

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Charlynn Small

Mental Health & Racism

Charlynn Small is a clinical psychologist who has studied how the stressors of racism cause eating disorders.

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Eric Yellin

Race & Government

History professor Eric Yellin has examined racial discrimination in federal offices over the course of U.S. history.

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