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2024 Research Day Quad-Chairs

Spelman Professor Celeste Lee

Celeste Lee

Social Science & Education
Dr. Celeste Lee is an assistant professor of sociology at Spelman College. Her research centers understanding the ways in which ethno-racial groups experience and understand racialization processes. Her areas of expertise include racial and ethnic inequality, ideology, youth, education, and sociology of health.

Fernando Esquivel-Suarez - Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

Fernando Esquivel-Suarez

Fernando Esquivel-Suarez is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies in the Department of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a former fellow at the National Humanities Center.

Paula Grissom-Broughton

Paula Grissom-Broughton

Dr. Paula Grissom-Broughton is an assistant professor of music at Spelman College. An active scholar and researcher on the subject of race and gender in the music classroom, Grissom-Broughton has presented her research at local and national conferences, including the National Association for Music Education and the Society of Music Theory. She remains an active musician, serving locally and nationally as an incredibly versatile collaborative pianist, guest clinician, and presenter for various panels and workshops.

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Shanina Sanders Johnson

Natural Science & Mathematics
Shanina Sanders Johnson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She introduced culturally relevant teaching into the organic lectures and labs at Spelman to engage students and promote science identity among Black women.




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