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Current Faculty Fellows

2016-2018: DePaul Faculty Fellows

  • Patty Gerstenblith

    • College of Law
    • "The Evolution of Methods for Detecting Fakes in the Cultural Record"
  • Zachary Ostrowski

    • Art, Media, and Design
    • "Really Somethin' Else"

2016-2017: Visiting Fellow

LaShonda Katrice Barnett

January - June 2017

Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett (Ph.D., American Studies, College of William and Mary) is a novelist and playwright who joins the DePaul Humanities Center as a Visiting Fellow from January-June 2017. Her debut novel Jam on the Vine (Grove Atlantic 2015), was an Editor's Choice pick at the Chicago Tribune, was awarded the Stonewall Honor Award by the American Library Association, won Elle Magazine’s Belle Lettres 2015 Reader’s Prize, and earned her the Emerging Writers Award at the 2015 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. A scholar of music of the African diaspora, Barnett has conducted over 100 interviews with women musicians, resulting in the volumes, I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters On Their Craft (2007) and Off The Record: Conversations with African American and Brazilian Women Musicians (2015). While affiliated with the DHC, Barnett will be working on a biography of native-Chicagoan jazz vocalist, Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).