The Women Of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) will present its 7th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to Dr. Naomi André, an Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan Women's Studies Department, as well as the University of Michigan Residential College where she serves as Associate Director for Faculty.

Dr. André was selected as the recipient of this award in recognition of her scholarship and musicological inquiry into the representation of race, voice, and gender, her deep commitment to diversity as an educational mission, and her contributions to teaching and mentoring women of color scholars in the arts.

The award ceremony will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Stamps Auditorium on North Campus. A reception will follow in the lobby. The event is free and open to the public. 


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