Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity, announces that Tracye A. Matthews, PhD, has been named the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago. She will assume this position on July 1.
Tracye is a historian, curator, and documentary filmmaker. She previously served as Associate Director of the CSRPC where she has worked for 14 years, including one year spent as a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. Before that, she served as a public historian at the Chicago History Museum and an assistant professor in Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Tracye is one of the co-founders of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project and also works on a variety of museum and film projects.
CLAS partners regulary with the CSRPC on events that address issues of race, politics, and culture in Latin America. We congratulate Tracye on her new role!