October 10, 2016

Dr. Jervette R. Ward was recently awarded the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Diversity. The award recognizes "Outstanding contribution to the advancement of...

October 29, 2015

To listen to the podcast of the talk, visit iTunes.


April 24, 2015



UAA students Chad W. Keen and Janelle LaPlante are the short story winners of the 2015 College Language Association (CLA) Margaret Walker Alexander Creative Writing Contest. Keen received a $500 pri...

April 17, 2015


Carly Campbell, a student in Dr. Jervette Ward’s English 307 American Literature II course, is a finalist in the Norton Anthology Student Recitation Contest. Carly needs your help to win the final ro...

February 22, 2015

Black History Month at the University of Alaska Anchorage included a screening of the film, Dear White People, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Jervette R. Ward.



October 7, 2014

Dr. Jervette R. Ward speaks at the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Bookstore. Her talk, Sex, Race, and Class: Portrayals of Black Women in Reality TV is an excerpt from her forthcoming edited bo...

June 4, 2014

Dr. Jervette R. Ward, a professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported...

December 15, 2013

Dr. Jervette R. Ward gives the speech, "Dókimos: Approved Through Fire,"  at the UAA AHAINA Graduation Ceremony. AHAINA stands for African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, International and...

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