Faculty Awards LogoThe Presidential Faculty Award was established by President Christina H. Paxson in the spring of 2013 to recognize members of Brown’s distinguished faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship. Recipients of the Award are invited to give the Presidential Faculty Lecture to provide an opportunity for faculty members to learn about the work of their colleagues from other disciplines, and receive a research stipend of $5,000.

2020, Fall

Juliet Hooker

Professor of Political Science

"Between Fact and Affect: Ida B. Wells and Harriet Jacobs on Black Loss"

Juliet Hooker is a political theorist specializing in racial justice, Latin American and Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of “Race and the Politics of Solidarity” and the award-winning “Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos.” She has served as co-chair of the American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas and has received numerous fellowships and awards. Her current book project, “Black Grief/White Grievance,” explores the role of loss in contemporary U.S. racial politics.