Jermaine Scott

Scott

Jermaine Scott

Assistant Professor (Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, during the 2019-20 Academic Year)


Twentieth Century African American history, African Diaspora studies, Black politics, Black popular culture, race and sport, postcolonial studies.


Education

Ph.D.: Northwestern University, expected June 2019, African American Studies
           “Black Teamwork: Football, Diaspora, and Politics”
            Chair: Martha Biondi
            Barnor Hesse
            Alex Weheliye

Bachelor of Arts: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, May 2013, History

Academic Career

2016-present, Assistant Director of Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, mentor undergraduate students in a six-week program aimed at preparing them for graduate studies in the Humanities.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Articles

“‘A Black School is Not Supposed to Win:’ Black Teamwork at Howard University, 1970-1974.” Journal of Sport History (forthcoming Summer 2019).

Book Review

Elsey, Brenda and Stanislao G. Pugliese, eds. Football and the Boundaries of History: Critical Studies in Soccer. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.  Journal of Sport History 45, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 369-371.

Book Chapters

“‘I’m ‘Gon Die with my Boots On:’ Hattie Williams, the Oakland Study Center, and her Fight to Mother a Community.” In Liberating Minds, Liberating Society: Black Women in the Development of American Culture and Society, edited by Lopez D. Matthews, Jr. and Kenvi C. Phillips (San Bernardino: 2014).

Public Scholarship

“The NFL’s Denial of Black Humanity,” Black Perspectives, May 29, 2018, https://www.aaihs.org/the-nfls-denial-of-black-humanity/

“What the World Cup Shows us about Racism,” ESPN’s Undefeated, June 13, 2018, https://theundefeated.com/features/what-the-2018-fifa-world-cup-shows-us-about-racism/

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“'The Storm Hasn’t Calmed Down Yet': Black Teamwork, Postcolonialism, and Dutch Multiculturalism.” Annual Convention of the American Studies Association (ASA), panel organizer, November 2018.

“Triangle of Blackness: Black Teamwork at Howard University, 1970-1975.” Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport Historians (NASSH), May 2018.

“Black Team, White Sport: Diasporic Fields of Play at Howard University, 1970-1974.” Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), September 2017.

“Black Team, White Sport: Diasporic Fields of Play at Howard University.” Sports Africa Conference, April 2017.

“‘Stop the Witch Hunts!’ Ewart Guinier and the State Repression of Civil Rights Unionism.” Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), September 2014.

“‘I’m ‘Gon Die with my Boots On’: Hattie Williams, The Oakland Study Center, and her Fight to Mother a Community.” Northwestern Black Graduate Research Conference, paper presentation, April 2014.

 

 

Honors & Awards

2017, Buffett Institute’s Graduate Student Dissertation Research Travel Award, Funded research on black European soccer players (England, Netherlands, Switzerland)

 

2017, Buffett Institute’s Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, “Sports Africa Conference” in South Africa

 

2017, The Graduate School Conference Travel Grant, “Sports Africa Conference” in South Africa

 

2017, Program of African Studies Graduate Travel Award, “Sports Africa Conference” in South Africa

 

2015, Department of African American Studies Diaspora Grant, Funded research on political significance of sports in the Caribbean (Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados)

 

2012, Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, Undergraduate fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY.

 

Courses Taught

Winter 2019, The Sporting Black World, Instructor, Northwestern University

 

Fall 2018, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Teaching Assistant for John Marquez, Northwestern University.

 

Spring 2017, History of the Black World, Teaching Assistant for Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University

 

Spring 2016, Postcolonial African American Studies, Teaching Assistant for Barnor Hesse, Northwestern University

 

Fall 2015, Introduction to African American History, Teaching Assistant for Martha Biondi, Northwestern University

 

Spring 2015, History of the Black World, Teaching Assistant for Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University

 

Winter 2015, Comparative Slavery, Teaching Assistant for Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University

 

Fall 2014, Literatures of the Black World, Teaching Assistant for Michelle Wright, Northwestern University

Professional Associations

2017-present, North American Society for Sport Historians

 

2016-present, American Studies Association

 

2014-present, Association for the Study of African American Life and History

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