Students spent time visiting and mingling with both Professor Elana Jefferson-Tatum, Africana studies, and Tremayne D. Robertson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator. They welcomed the two staff members to the IC house and showed them around the office.
Professor Elana Jefferson-Tatum is the Postdoctoral Fellow of Africana Studies. She recently earned her Ph.D. in religious studies from Emory University in 2016 and was awarded the John Fenton Prize in the Comparative Study of Religion. Dr. Jefferson-Tatum is interested in examining theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion and Africana religious cultures. This Fall 2016 she is teaching Foundations of Africana Studies and Africana Sacred Matters.
Tremayne D. Robertson recently began working at the Title IX office on campus. He works to provide education, training and proactive strategies to increase awareness of civil rights, reporting options and Title IX response. Robertson attended Syracuse University and plans to receive his Ph.D. this coming 2017 through his study in Cultural Foundations of Education.
“We greatly appreciate the warm invitation and tour of the IC. We are happy to collaborate and support your office in any way that we can.
The IC is a welcoming and warm space for students to study, build connections and have critical dialogue about important topics. The IC is an invaluable vehicle for personal and professional development for all students, faculty and staff at HWS.” Tremayne D. Robertson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance
“As a black woman raised by a single black mother, the kitchen table was a scared space– a place where my mind, body and soul were affirmed and a place where I grew into my black womanhood. I was reminded of that sacred space upon enter the ICC, where the kitchen table too, serves as a place of connection, reflection, and restoration.” Professor Elena Jefferson-Tatum, Ph.D, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies