David Walton

David Walton


2016-2017 King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow

2015-2016 TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellow in Diaspora Studies

2014 MSU Irene Steindler Endowment in History Awardee

Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 MSU Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow

Summer 2013 MSU College of Arts and Letters Summer Research Fellow

Summer 2013 MSU College of Social Sciences Summer Research Fellow

Summer 2012 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow

Summer 2012 The MSU Study Abroad Scholarship Awardee

Summer 2012 The MSU Federal Credit Union Scholarship Awardee


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Association for the Study of African American Life and History

American Historical Association

African Studies Association

Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Fraternity

National Council of Black Studies

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

David Walton

Year in Program: 6th Year/ABD (Dual w/ African American and African Studies)

Advisor: Dr. Pero G. Dagbovie

Committee: Dr. Walter Hawtorne III, Dr. Peter Alegi, Dr. Rita K. Edozie, Dr. Curtis Stokes

Dissertation Title: Unapologetically Black: Parallel Institutions and Transnational Consciousness in the United States and South Africa, 1966-1982

Fields: African American History (Post-Civil War – Contemporary), South African History (1900 – Contemporary), Pre-Colonial African History (Slavery and the Slave Trade), African History (Colonization and Decolonization), African and African American Studies

Languages: isiZulu and French

Educational Background: M.A., World History, 2008, Eastern Michigan University, Graduate Certificate, African American Studies, 2007, Eastern Michigan University, B.A., African American Studies w/ minor in Management, 2005, Eastern Michigan University

Office:  C Wells Hall, 620

Email: waltond9@msu.edu

Twitter:  @d_k_walton