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HWS Professor Receives Grant to Study African-American Female College Students

Geneva, NY — A'Lelia Robinson Henry, assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was recently selected as a 1999/2000 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship was created by the Academy, with the support of the Spencer Foundation, to encourage outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects.

Henry's project is titled “Keepers of the Vanguard or New Political Agendas: The Political Attitudes, Behaviors, and Knowledge of African-American Female College Students.” She will use the grant to conduct interviews at historically black, predominantly white, and exclusively women's institutions of higher education, so as to ascertain the differences and similarities between the present generation of African-American college students and those of the civil rights' generation.

Henry received the B.A. from Drake University, the M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She has been on the faculty at HWS since 1993.

Contact: Kathy Meyer 315: 781-3540

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