Focus on the Fellows


September 2021

Kathy Lou Schultz

Kathy Lou Schultz will present a paper titled, “Against Spectatorship: Multimedia in Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Rankine and John Lucas’s Video Poems” at the Rethinking the North American Long Poem conference, held September 16-19, 2021 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. For more information on the conference and DR. Schultz’s presentation, click here.


July 2021

Anzhelika Antipova

Anzhelika (Angela) Antipova

Published “Unemployment in Socially Disadvantaged communities in Tennessee, US, during the COVID-19.” Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.  doi: 10.3389/frsc.2021.726489



Courtney Wright

Selected into the 2021-2022 Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Office of the Provost at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2021 recipient of the Chancellor’s Honors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Appointed to the Advisory Board of the Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Earle J. Fisher

Guest on the Let’s Grab Coffee Podcast hosted by Fellow SunAh Laybourn.



Michael Brandon McCormack

Named Director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Lousiville.



Rita Green

Appointed to the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

Published “An Ounce of Financial Preparation. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, Volume 113, Number 1. April 2021, 33-34.

Published  IRS hitting you with a fine or late fee? Don’t fret – a consumer tax advocate says you still have options in the Conversation.