Tue, Mar 28, 2023

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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Trip leaders, Drs. Robertson & Wilson will discuss details about the trip and scholarship opportunities.


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Dr. Vida Robertson

Associate Professor of English

ÔÇïÔÇïÔÇïÔÇïVida Robertson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English and serves as the Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. He teaches a wide range of Critical Race Theory and African American literature courses. His primary research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature, the Africana Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Disability Studies. Dr. Robertson is deeply committed to community engagement and service opportunities related to equality, education and empowerment. His research has led to published works in African American, Caribbean and Afro-European literature and culture. Dr. Robertson is presently developing a book length project entitled The Color of Race: A Critical Exploration of Albinism in the Literature of the African Diaspora which documents and critically examines the way "Black albinism" destabilizes essentialist notions of race by facilitating a paradoxical definition of both blackness and whiteness in Western culture. 

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Dr. Antoinette Wilson

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Wilson is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research explores how racial typicality affects in-group belonging and discrimination among African American youth. Specifically, Dr. Wilson examines how stereotypes of one’s behavior (e.g., “acting White” accusations) and appearance (e.g., colorism) affect judgments of peers and racial identity. She has a special interest in how portrayals of African Americans in the media may perpetuate stereotypes and ideas of group typicality. Dr. Wilson teaches various courses including Human Growth and Development, Child Psychology, and Research Methods in Psychology.

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