ANNA JULIA COOPER CENTER
POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS
The postdoctoral program is the Anna Julia Cooper Center’s most powerful tool for creating a hub of intellectual collaboration, collegial interaction, and scholarly support focused around interdisciplinary research on the intersectional gender, race, and place. Bi-annually, the AJC Center engages in a rigorous national search; inviting applicants from a broad range of social science disciplines, and offering two years of close mentorship, extensive teaching experience, and opportunities to a pursue rigorous research agenda within a supportive intellectual community.
Past Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Trimiko Melancon, 2013-2014
Dr. Sherri Williams, 2015-2017
Dr. Jaira Harrington, 2015-2017
CURRENT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Dr. Jessica Stewart
Dr. Stewart completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018, studying American Politics and Race-Ethnicity. Stewart’s research interests include public opinion, political economy and political geography. Stewart also holds a Science in Health Systems Management and completed an administrative fellowship at Mayo Clinic before pursuing a doctorate in political science. Stewart is a dedicated teacher and researcher. She taught a seminar at UCLA entitled Race, Place, and Political Economy and will teach political science courses at Wake Forest. Her dissertation examines how socioeconomic context influences perceptions of American racial progress. Following her year with AJC Center Dr. Stewart with join the faculty of Emory University as a tenure track colleague in the Department of African American Studies.