Congratulations Rob Barry for being awarded a Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Graduate Team Fellowship
The department is happy to announce that Rob Barry has won a Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Graduate Team Fellowship for the coming year. Next year, he will be joining the other fellows in order to “help advance cross-disciplinary understandings and to contribute to the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme.” He will also have the opportunity to concentrate on his own project, “Blackberry Molasses: Un/Gendering Black Masculinities in the Afterlives of Slavery,” which will be the focus of his dissertation. His project is a cross-disciplinary project that responds to Beyonce's inquiries through photography, autoethnography, and visual culture to explore historical constructions of patriarchal masculinity endured and perpetuated by Black men via Black sociality, kinship, and Black male performativity. Rob would like to thank his advisor Barry Shank with additional thanks to Melissa Curley for her assistance in the process.