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We have great respect and gratefulness for the intellectual ardor and fervent sense of social responsibility [Jaye] brought to class.

  • Graduate Student participants, Special Seminar on Black American Drama, Universität Bremen, Germany

 

I believe in creating an atmosphere that empowers students’ imaginations and that enables their abilities to think critically, politically, historically, as well as technologically; one that engages the ways in which historical processes thought to be temporally or spatially distant continue to structure the world. In this way, students are primed to contemplate not only the interactions, but also important distinctions, between race, class, gender, sexuality, physical ability and chronology in ways that integrate their education with the real world.

  • Jaye Austin Williams

 

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