Damien Strecker

Damian Strecker

Email: dstrecker1@fordham.edu

Advisor: Mark Naison

Education:
MA, African American Studies, Indiana University
BA, History, Xavier University

Research Interests: African American political thought, urban history, race, colonialism, Reconstruction

Awards & Scholarships:
Research Assistant- Bronx African American History Project 2014-2016
Presidential Scholar- Fordham University (2014-2019)
Teaching Team of the Year- Fairfield Middle School (2013-2014)
School Bell Award Fairfield High School- excellence in teaching recognition (2010) 
William Wiggins Assistant Instructor of the Year- Indiana University (2006-2007)
Medal of Honor- end of year award for work in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department- Indiana University (2005-2006) 
Honorable Mention for “Harry Haywood and Black Separatism in the Deep South: An Analysis of a Black Communist’s Strategy for Economic Equality” Indiana University, Herman Hudson Graduate Symposium (2007) 
Schawe Scholarship- Xavier University (2001-2005)

Publications: 
“No Laughing Matter: Spencer Williams, Jr.’s Christian Moral Vision.” Black Camera 20.2 (2005): 5-6. 
“The Constant Gardener: A Review.” Black Camera 21.1 (2006): 12. 
Rev. of Chiefs in South Africa; Law, Power, and Culture in the Post- Apartheid Era. Journal of African and Asian Studies 6.1 (2007): 212-215. 
Rev. of Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear. Journal of African American History. (forthcoming)

Conference Presentations:
“Harry Haywood and Black Separatism in the Deep South: An Analysis of a Black Communist’s Strategy for Economic Equality” University of Toronto HIstory Conference, 2015
“Harry Haywood and Black Separatism in the Deep South: An Analysis of a Black Communist’s Strategy for Economic Equality” Fordham University Graduate Research Conference, 2014
“Harry Haywood and Black Separatism in the Deep South: An Analysis of a Black Communist’s Strategy for Economic Equality” Indiana University African American Studies Symposium, 2007.

Courses Taught: 
History of Race and Sports- Indiana University
AP World History- Fairfield High School