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Alumna Named International Fellow

Kennetta Hammond Perry

Alumna Kennetta Hammond Perry, Ph.D., ‘01, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center. Dr. Hammond Perry was among 39 out of 556 applicants worldwide to be chosen for the 2018-2019 Walter Hines Page Fellowship, named for the late Cary, N.C., native who was an accomplished journalist, publisher and diplomat.

Hammond Perry, associate professor at East Carolina University (ECU), will use the fellowship to spend a year working on her book manuscript, “David Oluwale and the Alchemy of Policing Blackness in Britain,” at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park.

Before joining ECU, Hammond Perry completed a predoctoral research fellowship at the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies.

She also has also served as a provost postdoctoral research fellow at Duke University’s Department of History and as a visiting faculty fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Arts and Humanities.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from NCCU and doctoral degree in comparative black history from Michigan State University.

The National Humanities Center is a privately incorporated institute for advanced study in the humanities. Since 1978, the center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,400 scholars whose work has resulted in the publication of nearly 1,600 books in all fields of humanistic study. The center also sponsors programs to strengthen the teaching of the humanities in secondary and higher education and to promote public understanding of, and advocacy for, the humanities.

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