Dr. Jualynne Dodson Awarded the A. Wade Smith Award for Teaching, Mentoring, and Service

The Association of Black Sociologists held its 46th Annual Meeting in Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.  With some forty sessions around the theme, "#BlackSociology Matters: Scholarship and Activisim in Response to Injustice," participants gathered on October 6th - 8th to give the theme a full review.

At the meeting Jualynne Dodson, MSU Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, was awarded The A. Wade Smith Award for teaching, mentoring and service.

As its name implies, the award is in recognition of a distinguished academic career in teaching and mentoring.  Dodson, founding director of the African Atlantic Research Team, has demonstrated her abilities at Michigan State University since recruited to campus in 2002.

In addition to her award, Dodson questioned members of the Association regarding study of the African Diaspora.  Her challenge centered on the paradigmatic propositions put forth by the late MSU faculty member Ruth Sims Hamilton that have gone un-reviewed and unstudied, if not unknown, since Hamilton first published them in 1990.