Close to Home

Thanks to all that attended the Close to Home event and congratulations to all panelists! Here are Professors Hana Brown (Sociology), Derek Hicks (School of Divinity) and Ronald Neal (Religion).  

Close to Home – Comprehending Community/Police Tensions in Charlotte

A Panel Discussion Sponsored by Wake Forest University School of Law’s Criminal Justice Program, the Black Law Students Association, the American Ethnic Studies Program, and the Wake Forest Sociology Department. Panelists Professor Hana Brown, WFU Sociology Department Professor Shannon Gilreath, WFU School of Law Professor Derek Hicks, WFU School of Divinity Professor Ronald Neal, WFU […]

Farewell and thanks to Professor Beth Hopkins

Professor Hopkins (BA’73), inaugural director of Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University.


Dr.  João Luiz Bastos, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, and Visiting Scholar at Wake Forest University, will be presenting a lecture on Wedenesday, February 17 at 4:00 pm at the ZSR Library Auditorium.  The title of his lecture is:  “Beyond Black and White:  How Discrimination Shapes […]

A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University – Friday, November 13, 2015, Byrum Welcome Center, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

This symposium honors the rich legacy of President James Ralph Scales, a member of the Cherokee Nation and a champion of Wake Forest University’s commitment to civil rights and inclusivity. Dr. James Ralph Scales served as President of Wake Forest University from 1967 to 1983. As the first and at this point, only minority President […]

Author's Presentation: Matt de la Peña

  On Friday, September 11,  American Ethnic Studies and the Department of Education sponsored a presentation by Matt de la Peña, New York Times Bestselling author of five critically-acclaimed young adult novels:  Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, and The Living.  Matt de la Peña shared his experience when The […]

AES Minors Join 50th Anniversary Celebration of Voting Rights Act in Selma, Alabama

A few of the students currently minoring in American Ethnic Studies recently joined the Civil Rights Tour Spring Break Alternative trip, during which they attended a celebration in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The students had the opportunity to meet Melissa Harris-Perry, well-known author, commentator, professor and television […]