The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Session Host and Moderator: Jane F. Thrailkill, PhD, Bank of America Honors Distinguished Term Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature; UNC-Chapel Hill; Director, HHIVE: Health and Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration
“African-American Soldiers During and After WWI”
Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, History and African and African-American Studies, Duke University; Author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I
Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD, also is Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, where she teaches courses in modern United States history, African-American history, and histories of the U.S. in the world. Her book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard, 2009), looks at World War I as a crucial moment in African Americans’ decades-long struggle for civil and human rights, with a particular focus on how African Americans worked through notions of manhood, citizenship and diaspora to pursue their freedom dreams. Freedom Struggles won the Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Dr. Lentz-Smith currently is working on a new project about black lives and state violence in the twilight of the civil rights years. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of Modern American History and Meridians: Feminism, Race, and Transationalism.
- Lentz-Smith, A. Freedom Struggles: African Americans & World War I. Harvard University Press, 2009.
- Lentz-Smith, A. “Indispensable histories.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 118, no. 2 (June 1, 2017).
- Lentz-Smith, A. “Passports to Adventure: African Americans and the US Security Project.” American Quarterly 68, no. 3 (2016): 537-543
“Building Trust in Vaccination among Minority Populations”
Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD, Professor and Chair, Family Science; Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health; University of Maryland
Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD, studies vaccination narratives and behaviors using social media and cultural beliefs related to vaccine racial disparities. Dr. Quinn led two national surveys during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, becoming the first person to examine public attitudes toward emergency use authorizations for drugs and vaccines. Her research interests include vaccine acceptance in routine and emergency situations; racial disparities in vaccine uptake; crisis and emergency risk communication with a specific focus on minority populations; and engagement of minority and marginalized communities in research. Dr. Quinn also conducted research on communication between postal workers and public health professionals during the 2001 anthrax attack. She is an appointed member of the National Academies of Science committee on Evidence-based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.
- Quinn, S., Jamison, A., An, J., Freimuth, V., Hancock, G. & Musa, D. Breaking Down the Monolith: Understanding Flu Vaccine Uptake among African Americans. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health.April 2018. 4: 25-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.003
- Quinn, S., Jamison, A., An, J., Freimuth, V., Hancock, G. Determinants of Influenza Vaccination among High-Risk Black and White Adults. Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.083. October 2017.
- Quinn, S. , Hilyard, K. , Jamison, A., An, J., Hancock, G., Musa, D. & Freimuth, V. The Influence of Social Norms on Flu Vaccination Among African American and White Adults. Health Education Research. 2017. 32 (6): 473–486. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyx070