2021 Fellows: AUC Robert Woodruff Library, Project STAND, and University of Maryland Libraries virtual residency

Ashby Haywood Combahee

Ashby Haywood Combahee is a memory worker and librarian/archivist at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN. Ashby has led and participated in numerous oral history projects, including the Womanist Working Collective’s archival fellowship and the Georgia Transgender Oral History Project, using oral history to sustain intergenerational organizing. Ashby is a founding editor of Emergent Literary, a digital journal that uplifts the voices of Black and brown writers and artists. Ashby holds a B.A. from Bennington College and is working towards an M.A. in Education at Goddard College. 

Angela Dixon

Angela Dixon currently works as a Reference & Instruction Librarian at George State University Library – Dunwoody Campus. She holds an A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering from Dekalb Technical College, and a B.S. in Technical & Professional Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University.  Angela obtained her MLIS from Valdosta State University. Her research interests include digital privacy issues that directly impact and affect BIPOC communities.  Her passion is working with first- and second-generation college students. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Angela holds active membership in Georgia Library Association (GLA), American Library Association (ALA), and Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS). She currently serves as the Secretary for the GLA-Black Caucus Interest Group and an appointed member of the ALA Scholarships and Study Grants Committee.

V. Dozier

V. Dozier is an Education Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. She is the embedded librarian to the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences (SOLES), where she facilitates library instruction sessions, research support workshops & consultations. She curates a resource collection designed to support SOLES’ interdisciplinary teaching & research needs, emphasizing the needs of BIPOC & other underrepresented faculty, staff, and students. V’s research interests include critical librarianship & pedagogy, the experiences of BIPOC and other marginalized populations in academic libraries, and graphic novels/comics in educational settings. She earned degrees from Tuskegee University (BA-English), Duke University (MAT-Secondary English Education), and the University of Alabama (MLIS). In addition to serving as a member of local, regional, and national library committees and organizations, V is a dedicated member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Kevin J. Hales

Kevin J. Hales is an internationally respected public scholar who focuses on social justice, conflict, and communication across cultures. Dr. Hales is a firm believer in fostering research projects that include collaborations with traditional intellectuals in marginalized communities. Some of his partnerships are with local scholars working among the Efik, Efut, Qua, and Igbo (Nigeria and Cameroon); Garifuna (Honduras and Belize); and Gullah/Geechee (South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida). Throughout his career, Dr. Hales has received research funding from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Newberry Library, Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, J. William Fulbright Scholar Program, Fulbright-Hayes Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, United States Department of State/Bureau of African Affairs, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Ohio University and the Scripps College of Communication, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, among other institutions.  Dr. Hales attended Fisk University (B.A. in History, Religion, and Philosophy), North Carolina Central University (M.A. in History), and The Ohio University (Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Studies). 


Dr. Tyler Moore

Dr. Tyler Moore is a Lecturer of US and Public History in the Division of Social Sciences at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) in Texas, and he lectured and led seminars about Early and Modern American History, The Civil War & Reconstruction, Special Topics in African American History, Critical Thinking, and Historical Society Administration. He serves as director of the Grants Subcommittee for the Epa Committee on the Legacy of Slavery and the Impact of Segregation. He also works in close collaboration with PVAMU University Archivist Phyllis Earles, the Special Collections & Archives Department on the fifth floor of the John B. Coleman Library. Moreover, he serves as Field Secretary of the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, a Mississippi-based nonprofit and consulting firm promoting reparative justice, historic preservation, and community-based, participatory memorialization in commemorative ecosystems primed for meaningful intervention and structural change.

Brandon Nightingale

Brandon Nightingale was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his B.A. in History with a minor in Writing & Rhetoric from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Brandon went on to earn his M.A. in Public History from UCF, where his thesis focused on the CME Church in the Civil Rights Movement. Brandon recently graduated from Florida State University with his M.S. degree in Information. Mr. Nightingale is currently the Archival Coordinator and adjunct professor of African American History at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.