HBW Staff

Follow the staff links to read about each staff member.

Storm Alicie
Emerging Scholar
Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt
Research Project and Program Coordinator, Fall 2003 – present
Robert Cajas
Collections assistant for the Black Book Interactive Project
Dr. Maryemma Graham
Founding Director, Project on the History of Black Writing and BBIP Lead, Distinguished Professor of English, University of Kansas, 1983 - present, Distinguished Professor of English, University of Kansas
Kai Hansen
Social media team, Fall 2020- Present
Ayesha Hardison
Project Director, Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2017 - present
Jade Harrison
BBIP Project Manager, Fall 2019- Present
Sandra Jacobo
Coordinator for the Black Literary Suite for 2022
Amar Kamalulrahim
Emerging Scholar
Christopher Peace
Zora! Literary Festival intern and "Hurston on the Horizon" NEH summer institute team, Fall 2017- present
Meleah Perez
Collections Assistant Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP)
Alejandro Rangel-Lopez
BBIP Assistant/Social media team, Spring 2020- Present
Ashley Simmons
Coordinating the organization of HBW’s archive
Victoria Garcia Unzeuta
Social Media Manager/Emerging Scholar, Fall 2019- Present
Brendan Williams-Childs
BBIP Collections Assistant Fall 2020- Present


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