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Zora Neale Hurston Fellowship

Funding Information

Established in honor of Zora Neale Hurston, a leading African American anthropology and literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Read more information on Zora Neale Hurston and the Zora Neale Hurston Fellowship Award Fund.

  • Eligibility: Award varies in amount and duration. Applicant should be an incoming student with interests in the African Diaspora with strong GRE scores and GPA. Given by nomination of faculty only.
  • Contact: Department Chair, 1112 Turlington Hall
  • Award: Award varies in amount and duration.


Picture shows Allan Burns, Mildred Cater Bradham, and Elizabeth Eddy at the reception kicking off the Zora Neale Hurston Fellowship fund drive.

Past Recipients

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  • Eshe Lewis, 2012, “Intimate Partner Violence among Afro-Peruvian Women”
  • Camee Maddox, 2008, “Drum, Dance, and the Defense of Cultural Citizenship: Bele’s Rebirth in Contemporary Martinique”
  • Michelle Edwards, 2003, “A New Pan-Africanism: Diaspora African Transnational Entrepreneurs and Philanthropy between Ghana and Atlanta, USA”
  • Daphine Washington, 2000
  • Tahra N. Edwards, 1997, “Não bate-me! (Don’t beat me!): domestic violence in Mozambique”
  • Michelle A. Smith, 1995
  • Karla Slocum, 1991, “Producing under a globalizing economy: the intersection of flexible production and local autonomy in the work, lives, and actions of St. Lucian banana growers”
  • Jacqueline Berry, 1987
  • Gloria B. Bryan, 1984, “The well-being of an urban African-American community”