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Dr. Carol Anderson Gives Gladstein Lecture

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We are excited to present Dr. Carol Anderson.

Visiting Gladstein Professor of Human Rights Annual Lecture (2013).

"The Danger of the Single Story: African Americans' Anti-colonialism in the Early Cold War"

Carol Anderson is associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University, where she teaches courses in 20th Century African American History, Human rights, Transnational Freedom Struggles, and Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism. She completed her Masters in Political Science at Miami University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, as well as her Ph.D in History at The Ohio State University.

Her research focuses predominately on the relationship between domestic and international policies, and race, justice and equality in the United States. Her research has garnered substantial fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center and many more. Her publications include the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Award winning book Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955. She is also working on a second book, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 which acknowledges the important role that the nation’s civil rights organizations play in the fight for the liberation of peoples of color in Africa and Asia.

Professor Anderson has served on working groups dealing with race, minority rights, and criminal justice at Stanford’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, as well as previously served as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee.
She has also received numerous teaching awards, including the Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the Mizzou Class of '39 Outstanding Faculty Award, the Most Inspiring Professor Award from the Athletic Department, the Gold Chalk Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, and the Provost's Teaching Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty.

As the Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights, Professor Anderson will teach a graduate level course titled: Seminar in Variable Topics: Human Rights and American Exceptionalism (Spring 2013- HRTS 5899).  She also delivered the keynote Gladstein Lecture on February 20th at the Dodd Center, Storrs, CT.