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Spring 2010 Grant Recipients

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Kartikeya Bajpai

Kartikeya Bajpai, Graduate Student, College of Information Sciences and Technology

"Social Networks and Entrepreneurship Among Street Youth in Kenya"

Charlene Chester

Charlene Chester, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

Email:  cec237@psu.edu

"Adoptive Parents' Attitudes Toward Transracial Adoption:  A Possible Mechanism in the Development of Racial Identities in Transracially Adopted Children"

Brendaly Drayton

Brendaly Drayton, Graduate Student, Adult Education

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"African American Men's Participation in Adult Basic Education and Literacy Programs (ABEL)" 

Alyssa Garcia

Alyssa Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Women's Studies and Department of African and African American Studies

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"Zones of Tolerance:  The Regulation of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Revolutionary Cuba" 

Jens-Uwe Guettel

Jens-Uwe Guettel, Lecturer, History and Religious Studies

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"From Colonial Race Codes to Domestic Defamation:  Nationalist Propaganda and Relationships Between African Occupation Soldiers and German Women in the Rhineland, 1919-1933" 

Shanhai Heywood

Shanhai Heywood, Graduate Student, School of International Affairs

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"Caribbean Drift Migration:  Examining the Idea of Repatriation as a Means to Sustainable Growth" 

David McBride

David McBride, Professor, Department of African and African American Studies

"The Underground Railroad and Independent Black Communities in Central Pennsylvania:  A Cross-Regional Study" 

Shirley Moody-Turner

Shirley Moody-Turner, Associate Professor, Department of English and African American Studies

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"From Hawaii to Hampton:  Samuel Armstrong and the Emergence of African American Folklore Studies at Virginia's Hampton Institute" 

Adam Nye

Adam Nye, Lecturer, Department of Political Science

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"Diffusion of Racially Restrictive Zoning Ordinances in Twentieth Century America" 

Yewande Sofolahan

Yewande Sofolahan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biobehavioral Health

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"Understanding the Impact of HIV/AIDS Stigma on Healthcare Workers (HCW) Care Giving Responsibilities:  A Qualitative Cultural Assessment Study in Southwest Nigeria" 

Nan Woodruff

Nan Woodruff, Professor, Department of History and Religious Studies

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"The Legacy of Terror Among African Americans in Tallahatchie County and Grenada, Mississippi:  The Legacy of Emmett Till and the Grenada Desegregation of 1966"