Dr. Duffy & Dr. Besel’s Research Published in Edited Book

Communication Studies Professors Dr. Duffy and Dr. Besel recently published several research chapters in a new book issued by Michigan State University Press titled The Handbook of Research on Black Males: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary.

Dr. Duffy edited the 113-page history section of the book, wrote the introduction to the section, and co-authored three chapters with Dr. Besel . The chapters are:  "Rhetoric, Reflection and Foreboding in Frederick Douglass's Fourth of July Orations of 1853 and 1875," "Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' and the Politics of Cultural Memory," and "Stokley Carmichael and the Rhetorical Articulation of Black Power."  

According to the Michigan State University Press website, the book has already received several statements of praise including the following quote by Dr. Theresa Saunders, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University:

“Many books and articles have been written and significant research has been conducted, but the international condition of Black males has gone virtually unchanged and unchallenged. The handbook, as a tool, takes on this existing state of affairs by giving voice to and arguing for change, not in the traditional sense but by entering the interdisciplinary and critical space where daily life, global perspective, emerging trends, race, and education intersect and significantly enable changed lives for Black men and those who love them.” 

In addition, Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, (Distinguished Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools, UCLA) has also described the book: 

“In this comprehensive new handbook, several leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide insightful analysis into the experience of black males in America. Thought-provoking and farreaching in scope, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers who seek to go beyond the superficial accounts of black males that fill the media.”



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