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  • Professor Demetrius L. Eudell

    Co-Coordinator

    860-685-3574

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    BA Dartmouth College
    PHD Stanford University

    Demetrius L. Eudell is Professor of History and teaches nineteeth-century U.S. history, intellectual history, and the history of Blacks in the Americas. In addition to a number of essays and articles on Black intellectual and cultural history, he is the also the author of The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South and co-editor with Carolyn Allen of Sylvia Wynter: A Transculturalist Rethinking Modernity, a special issue of The Journal of West Indian Literature. His current research projects include and exploration of the interconnections of the discourses of hierarchy (such as race and caste) as well as an examination of the role of ideas of history, nature, and human differences in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment with special reference to the German Aufklärung.
  • Teshia Levy Grant

    Co-Coordinator

    860-685-2271

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    BA Wesleyan University
    MS Central Connecticut State University

    Teshia Levy-Grant is an effective educator and trainer with over 10 years of experience providing opportunities for student development, classroom instruction, program oversight, and grant management services. She has taught, developed and implemented workshops and courses for campuses and schools in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and respect and academic learning strategies. She is deeply passionate about students’ ability to be authentic and valued in the pursuit of higher education.

    With a B.A. in English and Pre-Med completion from Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University, she has brought her skills and experiences back to Wesleyan University her alma mater. She joined the Equity & Inclusion team as Director of Upward Bound Math Science program in January of 2014 and later assumed the role of interim Dean for Equity and Inclusion. In this role, she provides educational opportunities that foster cross-cultural competencies in order to sustain a thriving educational environment for students, especially for those from traditional marginalized communities (including students of color, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, students from different socioeconomic backgrounds, LGBTQQI+… students, and international students).

    Teshia serves as an adjunct instructor and is deeply engaged in providing a classroom experience that will challenge students but also promote critical thinking and personal growth. She has been a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute for three years. Additionally, Teshia has held various positions in Higher Education, mostly centered around diversity work and issues of access for marginalized communities.

  • Amy Bello

    Administrative Assistant

    860-685-3568

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    BA Providence College

    Amy Bello has been employed by Wesleyan University since 2012 working at the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty before joining the Center for African American Studies and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. As a part-time Wesleyan employee, the mother of three also serves on the Town Council in Wethersfield, CT and is active in issues relating to women's rights.