Sociology’s Amen and Schrader on Team that wins $4.4 Million Mellon Grant

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Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Stuart Schrader belong to a team of Johns Hopkins University recipients of a $4.4 million Just Futures grant from the Mellon Foundation. In tandem with Profs. Nathan Connolly and Lawrence Jackson, and with Drs. Joseph Plaster and Gabrielle Dean of the Sheridan Libraries, the team’s joint research and programming effort, “Inheritance Baltimore,” will be funded by Mellon over the next three years. Following existing efforts in the Department of History and under the purview of the Program in Racism Immigration and Citizenship, which Schrader and Connolly direct, a portion of Mellon’s support will advance current efforts documenting the long-term workings of institutional racism in the production of qualitative knowledge at and outward from Johns Hopkins University. Amen and Jackson’s Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts will expand its ongoing efforts to explore and preserve Black archival resources, Black arts, and Baltimore’s public heritage. Innovations in doctoral professionalization, community-based freedom education, publications, conferences and additional public programming will also follow.
Mellon Announcement
JHU Press Release