Past Member

Cord Whitaker

Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Medieval Literature and the History of Race

Home Institution

Wellesley College
From
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Cord Whitaker is currently researching nineteenth- and twentieth-­century African American medievalism—in literature, history, and other disciplines. His work aims to show that the modern racial color­-line is also a time-line that defines yet transcends the divide between the Middle Ages and modernity—and one that Harlem Renaissance authors used to advance their clarion call for blacks’ equal claim to America’s cultural heritage.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

Duke University
Ph.D.
2009
Duke University
M.A.
2005
Yale University
B.A.
2001

Honors

2012-2017
NEH Enduring Questions Course Development Grant Recipient
2012 – 2013
Mellon Foundation Early Career Enhancement for Junior Faculty Fellow
2004 – 2007
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow
2002 – 2006
Duke Endowment Fellow
2016
Codex Award for Special Distinction in Premodern Historical Studies
2012
Dr. Robert A. Chase & Anne Parker Chase Faculty Scholar Award
2012
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize
2006
Mellon Mays Pre-doctoral Research Development Grant Recipient
2006
Award for Excellence in Humanity, Equity and Community
2001
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Associate Fellow
1999 – 2001
Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellow

Appointments

Wellesley College
2019
Associate Professor of English
Wellesley College
2014–2019
Assistant Professor of English
University of New Hampshire
2012–2013
Dr. Robert A. Chase & Anne Parker Chase Faculty Scholar Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire
2009–2012
Assistant Professor of English