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Carolyn Jones Medine

Director, Institute for African American Studies
All Shall Be Well Professor of Religion

Carolyn Jones Medine is the inaugural All Shall Be Well Professor in the Religion Department and Director of the Institute for African American Studies. She completed her PhD at the University of Virginia in 1991, working with the late Professor Nathan A. Scott, Jr. Dr. Medine taught at Louisiana State University from 1989-2000, when she came to UGA. Alongside her appointments in Religion and IAAS, she is also affiliate faculty with Women's Studies. She has directed numerous thesis papers and one dissertation. Dr. Medine's research interests are in Southern American literature and religion, with an emphasis on women's literature and on theories of religion, focusing on postmodern and postcolonial theory. She has one co-edited book, Teaching African American Religions, with Theodore Trost (Oxford University Press) and has written numerous articles.

Events featuring Carolyn Jones Medine
314 Park Hall

Our Director of the Institute for African American Studies, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, invites current and prospective undergraduate or graduate AFAM students to a drop-in "Donuts with the Director" event.

This event allows you all the opportunity to connect with one another, explore resources…

314 Park Hall

This drop-in event allows current and prospective undergraduate or graduate students interested in programs or courses within the IAAS the opportunity to connect with one another, explore resources available in IAAS (including computers, printing, and a library), and to ask questions about the…

Zoom

On behalf of Dr. Medine, Director of the Institute for African American Studies, you all are invited to a Virtual Mid-Semester Check In! Please click the image above or go here to register for the Zoom link. This is an excellent chance to engage with…

Appleton Auditorium at Athens-Clarke County Library

Join Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine (Director, UGA Institute for African American Studies & Professor of Religion) and Dr. Llewellyn Cornelius (UGA Center for Social Justice) for a talk as part of the One Book Athens series on the topic, "Forms of Black Power in Stamped: From the March on Washington to the Juneteenth National Holiday and beyond." The in-person…

Virtual - see registration details

“Forms of Black Power in Stamped : From the March on Washington to the Juneteenth National Holiday and beyond: plotting the new road ahead"
Join Drs. Carolyn Jones Medine  (UGA Institute for African American Studies), Dr. Llewellyn Cornelius (UGA Center for Social Justice), and Lemuel "Life" LaRoche (UGA School of Social Work, Chess and…

Zoom

Join us Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Six Bridges Presents panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of Albert Murray’s memoir, South to a Very Old Place, which was selected for the prestigious Modern Library series as a contemporary classic in 1995 and was the subject of a recent exhibition at the American Writers Museum in Chicago…

314 Park Hall

During Black History month, the Institute for African American Studies welcomes visitors to their Open House & Donuts with the Director, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, scheduled on Wednesday, February 2nd and 23rd from 2-3 PM in room 314 Park Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions regarding classes and programs in IAAS, tour the student…

Zoom (see registration details below)

On Monday, April 18th, Dr. Medine will facilitate a book club conversation via Zoom from 4 PM – 5:30 PM discussing the work of this year’s Delta Chair, Natasha Trethewey. Register for the conversation here: https://zoom.us/meeting/…

Articles Featuring Carolyn Jones Medine
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:55am

In Fall 2020, with generous support from the Willson Center for Humanities and the Arts, the Institute for African American Studies offered a Special Topics course for upper level undergraduates and…

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:12am

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, IAAS Director Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine moderated a conversation among four of the Morton Theatre Corporation Defiance Project Award winners: visual artists Noraa James and Broderick Flanigan; musical artist Kxng Blanco; and filmmaker…

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:55pm

Founded in 1928, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:50am

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Institute for African American Studies hosted our first "Donuts with the Director" event in 314 Park Hall. Students networked with one another and the Director of IAAS, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, as they enjoyed free coffee and…

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:19am

Each semester, the Institute for African American Studies offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to pursue AFAM scholarship under the direction of a faculty member in a small seminar course setting (AFAM 4250/6250). During Fall 2019, our…

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