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Dr. Powers Attends UNC's MURAP Conference

Departmental News

Posted:  Aug 03, 2017 - 12:00am

Dr. Powers was invited to attend the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (MURAP) conference on July 20th and July 21st at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill's Sonya Hayes Center.

Housed in the Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at UNC, MURAP is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts. MURAP aims to foster the entrance of students from underrepresented minority groups, as well as others with a proven commitment to diversity, into PhD programs and faculty positions in academia. Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 20 rising juniors and seniors in college to their campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.

The topic of this year’s MURAP conference was “Intersectionality: Scholarship and Pedagogy Across the Disciplines”. Dr. Powers sat on a panel titled "Teaching Intersectionality" with Prof. Frank Baumgartner (UNC-Chapel Hill), Prof. Erroll A. Henderson (Pennsylvania State University), Prof. Eric L. McDaniel (University of Texas at Austin), Prof. Chris S. Parker (University of Washington), and Prof. Erika Wilson (UNC-Chapel Hill).

In addition to her participation in the panel, Dr. Powers had the opportunity to meet with the rising scholars of MURAP and discuss their research interests and career goals!