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Dr. Jelani Favors

Associate Professor

Office: Arts & Sciences G 210D
College of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Jelani M. Favors is an associate professor of history at Clayton State University. He has received major fellowships in support of his research that includes an appointment as a Humanities Writ Large Fellow at Duke University in 2013, and he was an inaugural recipient of the Mellon HBCU Fellowship at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke in 2009. In 2018, his essay entitled “Race Women: New Negro Politics and the Flowering of Radicalism at Bennett College, 1900-1945,” won the R.D.W. Connor Award as the best article published in the <i>North Carolina Historical Review</i> for that year.<br><br>In 2019, Dr. Favors released his first book entitled <i>Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism, </i>which was published by the University of North Carolina Press<i>. </i><i>Shelter in a Time of Storm</i> was the recipient of the 2020 Stone Book Award presented annually by the Museum of African American History in Boston, the 2020 Lillian Smith Book Award, and was one of five finalist for the 2020 Pauli Murray Book Prize.