Katherine Bankole-Medina PhD

Grace Jacobs Building
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2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216

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Katherine Bankole-Medina, Ph.D., is Professor of History and former Chair of History, Geography and Global Studies at Coppin State University. Prior to coming to Coppin she was Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for Black Culture and Research, and Coordinator of Africana Studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She has served other institutions of higher learning including: Xavier University of Louisiana, Southern University at New Orleans, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Bankole is the author of numerous scholarly works including: Slavery and Medicine: Enslavement and Medicine in Antebellum Louisiana (1998); A Critical Inquiry of Enslaved African Females and the Antebellum Hospital Experience, in The Journal of Black Studies and many publications on African American History, Race and Identity, African American Historiography, and Africana Studies discipline, theory, and methodology. Bankole-Medina has been recognized for her work with an Editorial Excellence from the Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference, and was twice cited as one of the 100 Most Influential People of West Virginia. In addition, the state of West Virginia recognized Bankole-Medina's research with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award for Scholarship. Bankole-Medina is also the founding editor of the scholarly journal, Africalogical Perspectives. In 2006 Bankole-Medina was named the Judith Stitzel Endowment scholar and received a 2007 Humanities Fellowship from the West Virginia Humanities Council. Bankole-Medina is an alumni of Howard University in Washington, D.C. (B.A.) and Temple University in Philadelphia (M.A./Ph.D).