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ACES COHORT 1 (2019)

  Effective Fall 2021, Cohort 1 have all transitioned successfully to tenure-track positions. 
 
Dr. Bryce Henson
Dr. Bryce Henson
Dr. Bryce Henson is an Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Identity in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University and an Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow.

His research interests include cultural studies, Africana studies, media studies, diaspora theory, Black feminism, Caribbean theory, postcolonialism, and critical ethnography. He is a co-editor for the forthcoming book New Spaces of Colonialism: Reading Cities, Schools, and Museums in the Tumult of Globalization (Peter Lang) and also working on his solo book manuscript titled Diasporic Fugitives: Race, Gender, and Brazilian Hip-Hop Cultures.

Read the Office for Diversity interview with Dr. Henson.


Dr. Sergio Lemus
Dr. Sergio Lemus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University and an Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow.

Dr. Lemus is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include theories of race, materiality, the body, Mexican (high-skilled/general) migration, Border Theory, Latinx cancer, bio/necro/politics, and class relations. His book, “Los Yarderos: Mexican Yard Workers in Neoliberal Chicago,” documents the centrality of labor processes in driving cultural transformations among Mexican migrants as well as the politico-historical transformation that give rise to a new working-class formation—los yarderos.

Read the Office for Diversity interview with Dr. Lemus.



Dr. Portia Owusu
Dr. Portia Owusu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Texas A&M University and an Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow.

Her research interest includes contemporary American and West African literature. Of particular interest are slavery; historical trauma and memory; diaspora and cultural philosophies. Her published work includes Spectres from the Past: Slavery and the Politics of “History” in West African and African-American Literature. The book inspiration stems for an intellectual curiosity to look at slavery and the politics of history and memory in West African and African-American literature.

Read the Office for Diversity interview with Dr. Owusu.



Dr. Emilce Santana
Dr. Emilce Santana an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University and an Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow

Her research interests include race/ethnicity, social stratification, and immigrant integration. Her published work includes, “Is White Always Right? Skin Color and Interdating Among Whites,” which focuses on skin color and interethnic/ interracial relationships.

Read the Office for Diversity interview with Dr. Santana.