Media Coverage

Interview with Grieve Chelwa for the LA Review of Books

Associate Professor Bhakti Shringarpure interviewed Grieve Chelwa, Director of Research at The New School’s Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, for the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she acts as a contributor. The two discussed Chelwa’s personal background in Zambia and South Africa, his work on inclusive economic rights, and his interest in […]

Professor Anna Mae Duane featured in Smithsonian Magazine

Professor Anna Mae Duane was featured in Smithsonian Magazine for her work on James McCune Smith and others. The article touches on the inspiring relationship between Smith and his classmate, which the professor outlines in her book Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys who Grew Up to Change a Nation. Congratulations, Anna!

Marilyn Nelson, Professor Emerita of English, Featured by USA Today in Black YA Author List

Marilyn (Waniek) Nelson, Professor Emerita of English and Connecticut Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2006, was featured by USA Today in their list of 50 Black YA authors you should read according to database editor Mary Cadden. She was also featured in an article by UConn Magazine writer Peter Nelson with a biography of her career […]

Crystal Maldonado, ‘10 (CLAS) Featured on NBC News for Debut YA Novel

UConn English and Journalism alumni Crystal Maldonado ’10 (CLAS), was featured by Lakshmi Gandhi of NBC News for their Culture Matters series. The article, published on February 2nd of this year, focuses on Maldonado’s debut novel released on that date, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. It includes inspiration for the novel through her experiences and the […]