Pulitzer Prize-winning Rutgers-Newark professor Salamishah Tillet will co-curate an exhibition of monumental scale artworks created by six artists called Pulling Together for the inaugural exhibition of Beyond Granite, a commemorative program launching on the National Mall and around Washington, D.C. in 2023.
Fifty-six years after Martin Luther King Jr. told students at Southern Methodist University that “we have come a long way, but we still have a long, long way to go,” Rutgers philosopher Derrick Darby is making a similar argument.
In his new book, A Realistic Blacktopia: Why We Must Unite to Fight, Darby draws on King, W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black radical tradition to explore how to make progress in the antiracist struggle.
A renowned scholar of late 18th and early 19th century American history, Alexander joined Rutgers University this year as the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of History and will begin teaching classes this semester.
Three professors from Rutgers University Newark’s Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) recently secured a $4.3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that links RU-N graduate students and faculty with the Newark community to work collaboratively on solutions to environmental issues.
Rutgers University–Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture, the Pulitzer Prize board announced.
Reflecting on a childhood spent among the Hispanic and white populations of the Southwestern United States, Rutgers University–Camden Assistant Professor of Psychology Andrew Abeyta, Ph.D. recalled feeling “in between”—not fluent enough in Spanish to fit in with recent Mexican immigrants, nor part of the narrow definition of “American” held by his white peers. Abeyta lived his formative years feeling like an outsider in his own community, which later provided the focus of the psychological research he conducts.