Shantese Wilkinson

Shantese Wilkinson.

Shantese Renee Wilkinson holds a masters' degree in Global Gender Studies. Her overall studies with the department is reflective of her thesis topic: interrogating the ways that Toni Morrison uses the characters in The Bluest Eye to respond to white supremacy.

Shantese's current focus is on African-American girls and women in the United States within the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to work with the department, she is a substitute teacher with Buffalo Public Schools and Erie 1 BOCES, as well as a volunteer with Erie County Democratic Committee. Shantese's current endeavors were triggered by her research and contributions to papers in Literature and Language conferences during her tenure with SUNY Old Westbury, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in English: Literature and Language in 2013.

Awards and Honors

  • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship, UB
Shantese with President Tripathi.

President Tripathi congratulates Shantese at the 2018 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

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    "After getting my MA at the University at Buffalo, I went on to get my PhD in Sociology at Brandeis University, which was my top choice of schools at the time. I am currently a professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento."
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    9/13/19
    "There was not a single day during the GGS studies that I did not go home feeling challenged, enlightened or just incrementally motivated to find ways to bring such brilliant learnings into my work back at home in India, after I finished my PhD."
  • Yuyun Sriwahyuni
    9/29/23
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  • Seth Arico
    9/24/19
    Seth Arico completed his PhD in Global Gender Studies and now serves as the Program Manager for Social Sector Leadership at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact.
  • Katie Kicinski
    9/29/23
    Katie Kicinski is now a full time assistant professor at SUNY Brockport in their Public Health and Health Education department.
  • Karolina Kulicka
    10/20/20
    A former civil servant and representative of Poland to the European Union and the United Nations, Karolina researches gendered organizations, institutional mechanisms of sustaining inequality and public service institutions.
  • Shantese Wilkinson
    11/30/18
    Shantese holds a master's degree from the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies and is a recipient of an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship from UB.
  • Anne Marie Butler
    1/25/21
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  • Hilary Vandenbark
    11/17/22
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  • Anamika Priyadarshini
    6/11/18
    "Currently I am working as an Assistant Professor with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). For the studies of arts and humanities, TISS is considered to be the second best academic institution after JNU in India."
  • Rasel Madaha
    7/25/22
    "I owe my success to the department. I started traveling across the world after joining the department. I have never stopped."
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  • Josh Cerretti
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