Alumna Simone Drake Publishes WHEN WE IMAGINE GRACE

July 28, 2016

Alumna Simone Drake, who received her PhD in 2007, recently published When We Imagine Grace.

According to the publisher's website, "In When We Imagine Grace, Drake borrows from Toni Morrison’s Beloved to bring imagination to the center of black masculinity studies—allowing individual black men to exempt themselves and their fates from a hateful, ignorant society and open themselves up as active agents at the center of their own stories. "

While at UMD, David Wyatt served as Simone's dissertation advisor. She is now an associate professor and vice chair of African American & African Studies at The Ohio State University with affiliations in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Simone is the PI on a Grant at OSU for $130,000 for a think tank pilot project on Global Black Citizenship.

Congratulations, Simone!