Provost Awards Tenure

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Provost has granted tenure and promotion to Joe Winters!  Winters is now a new Associate Professor of Religious Studies!

Winters' first book, Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress(Duke University Press, June 2016) examines how black literature and aesthetic practices challenge post-racial fantasies and triumphant accounts of freedom. The book shows how authors like WEB Du Bois and Toni Morrison link hope and possibility to melancholy, remembrance, and a recalcitrant sense of the tragic.