Book by Melanye Price.
Melanye Price, adjunct associate professor of government, coordinator of internships, is the author of the book Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African American Public Opinion, published by New York University Press in 2009.
In Dreaming Blackness, Price explores the current understandings of Black Nationalism among African Americans, providing a balanced and critical view of today’s black political agenda. She argues that Black Nationalism continues to enjoy moderate levels of support by most black citizens but has a more difficult time gaining a larger stronghold because of increasing diversity among blacks and a growing emphasis on individualism over collective struggle. She shows that black interests are a dynamic negotiation among various interested groups and suggests that those differences are not just important for the “black agenda” but also for how African Americans think and dialogue about black political questions daily.
Melanye Price, adjunct associate professor of government, has been appointed to coordinator of internships for the Center for the Study of Public Life. This half-time position will be focused on developing new internship opportunities for Wesleyan undergraduates.
Housed within the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the appointment complements Price’s continued teaching and scholarly work in the Department of Government. She assumed this new role in January.
Price will be working with members of the Career Resource Center to develop the program, and to coordinate with the Educational Policy Committee and academic departments. She also will be consulting with peer institutions and potential internship sponsors.
The availability of internships is very important to many Wesleyan students, who view them as the perfect opportunity to apply their education to specific projects of interest. At the same time, host organizations are ever more keenly interested in providing an internship experience that is fully integrated into the student’s academic work. In her new role, Price will seek additional internship opportunities for Wesleyan students, work with hosts and faculty colleagues to ensure that these placements are consistent with Wesleyan’s educational mission and standards, and collaborate with colleagues in the Career Resource Center to ensure that students are aware of opportunities and encouraged to pursue them when appropriate for their academic and career goals.
Students interested in contacting Melanye Price may do so via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is located in Room 117 in the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.
Melanye Price. (Photo by Chion Wolf)
Melanye Price, assistant professor of government, was a featured guest speaker for the University of Nevada’s College of Liberal Arts on April 23. She was broadcast on 88.9 KNPR Nevada Public Radio.
In a lecture titled “Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African-American Public Opinion,” Price spoke about ways African-Americans have come to understand Black Nationalism, an ideology important to the Black Power movement of the 1960s.