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CLIR Fellows Amani Morrison and Kevin Winstead.

The Colored Conventions Project is thrilled to announce two new additions to the CCP team! In August we will welcome Amani Morrison and Kevin Winstead as CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) Post-doctoral Fellows in African American data curation.

Amani Morrison hails from UC Berkeley’s African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies Ph.D. program. Morrison’s work addresses 20th century African American literature, race and space studies and urban and digital humanities.

Kevin Winstead has a PH.D in American Studies from the University of Maryland (UMD) and was part of the UMD’s African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) leadership team. His current research interest centers around social movements, religion, the social construction of reality, and material culture.

CCP was award a CLIR grant in December 2018 to host a post-doctoral fellow in Black data curation. Thanks to the University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences, CCP’s partnership with the University of Penn’s Price Center, and the Mellon Foundation, CCP was able to repurposing funds so to attract a second fellow.