Faculty News

 

Professor Angela Mae Kupenda and co-author Dr. Michelle D. Deardorff (Jackson State University)  have scholarly manuscript accepted for publication, August 2011.

 

Professor Angela Mae Kupenda and co-author Dr. Michelle D. Deardorff (Professor of Political Science, Jackson State University)  recently had a scholarly manuscript accepted for publication, August 2011.  Their article, "Negotiating Social Mobility and Critical Citizenship: Institutions at a Crossroads” has been selected for publication in a forthcoming issue of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Their work, along with that of other scholars, will be featured in a special edition on race.  In the spring of 2012, the works will be featured in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the University of Florida Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.

 

Earlier drafts of their paper were presented at the 2011 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in February 2011, and at the Southwest/Southeast/Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in April 2011.  The co-authors also participated as writing coaches at the 2011 summer writing retreats of JSUAdvance (principal investigator Dr. Loretta A. Moore and retreat leader Dr. Evelyn Leggette), a grant funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the climate for the advancement of women at historically black colleges and universities. Kupenda and Deardorff revised a draft of this paper while in residence at the retreats. 

 

Deardorff's work received significant support from Jackson State University, including JSUAdvance, the Department of Political Science, the Center for University Scholars, and the Vice President of Research and Federal Relations, Dr. Felix Okojie. Kupenda's work is funded by pre and post publication grants for faculty scholarship generously awarded by MC Law.