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Angela Winand

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Meet Angela Winand
Assistant Professor,
African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies

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Degrees:

  • B.A. in Political Science and American History from the University of New Orleans
  • M.A. in American Culture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Personal:

  • I get to know my students as individualsI teach courses on black women in film history, black culture in American culture, African American women’s biography and autobiography, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and on African Americans and Afro-Creoles in New Orleans history and culture. I am a native of New Orleans.

Interesting facts:

  • I love to shop, and have been known to spend the last $20 in my wallet on a book!

Learning philosophy:

  • There is always something interesting to learn about a person, place, thing or idea that you didn’t know before, even when you assume it’s not relevant to your life.

Major project underway:

  • My interest with the computer program Second Life (SL) as CleoPatra Guyot brings together my interest in New Orleans history and culture with my interest in black women and popular culture. Cleo is a resident of New Toulouse, a role-play community set in a virtual recreation of New Orleans during the Jazz Age, who teaches other residents about New Orleans history and culture. I also blog about African American culture in Second Life, and I’m currently working on a study of representations of race and gender in SL.

Listen to Professor Winand talk about Second Life research:

Advice to prospective students:

  • Don’t be afraid to try!

Best thing about UIS:

  • I get to know my students as individuals.