Anna Julia Cooper Center 


The Anna Julia Cooper center produces and shares syllabi and bibliographies on topics that align with the mission of the center.

Syllabi & Bibliographies from AJC:

Welfare Reform Syllabus

The Welfare Reform Syllabus was created by top poverty scholars in an effort to create a more informed public debate about welfare reform in the wake of the 20th anniversary of PRWORA. Themes include: the history of welfare as a New Deal, the racial politics of the backlash against welfare, the realities of pre-1996 welfare use, the context of the legislation within the rise of neoliberal austerity policies and the criminalization of poor people.

A Seat at the Table Syllabus

Curated by the Scholars, this syllabus features texts, music, and visual art submitted by young women of color, ages 16-30, reflecting on the themes of Solange's album A Seat at the Table.