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Black History Month: Relevance of Black Studies


In February, Providence College celebrates Black History Month with a number of events, cultural exhibits, lectures, and film series to showcase the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States.

Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery is an associate professor of political science and director of the Black Studies Program at PC. Since her time here at the College, she has worked to establish Black Studies as a respected academic discipline. There has been a great deal of debate throughout the years, across many higher education institutions regarding its legitimacy and relevance.

Dr. Jordan-Zachery provides an interesting perspective on this topic. To speak with her directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-340-5710, or 


Meet Our Expert: 

Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery,
associate professor of political science
and director of Black Studies Program;
Teaching at PC since 2008
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Public Policy
  • Political Rhetoric
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Women and Politics
  • Urban Politics
  • Race, Gender and Public Policy
  • African American Politics 
Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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