Blair Kelley

Mar 15, 2019

RISING Exhibit Highlights Climate Change’s Impact to NC Shores and Communities

Join us as NC State hosts an interdisciplinary grand opening for RISING NC, an exhibit that highlights impacts of climate change on our state's coast.

Feb 21, 2019

Black History Month 2019: Meet Elan Hope and Blair Kelley

February is Black History Month, a vital opportunity to honor black legacies, histories and accomplishments. It’s also a chance to amplify ongoing research into the black experience.

Aug 22, 2017  |  WUNC-FM

Hat Queens With Attitude Reign In ‘Crowns,’ A Gospel Musical

NC State historian Blair Kelley discusses the significance of African American women's hats during this preview of the gospel musical "Crown."  

Mar 15, 2017

Anil Dash: Toward an Ethical, Inclusive Tech Industry

Entrepreneur, activist and writer Anil Dash will give NC State's 2017 Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology and Human Values on March 22. Dash, who advised the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, today advises major startups and nonprofits.

Nov 17, 2016  |  Washington Post

People Are Outraged That a School Official Wore Blackface — And They Can’t Make Him Resign

A white Arkansas school board member wore blackface for Halloween and carried a sign saying, "Blak lives matter." Images began circulating on social media last week, and many in the community want him off the board. Blackface minstrelsy presented Blacks as being stupid, comical and frivolous, and "desensitized Americans to the horrors of chattel slavery." Blair Kelley, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, featured.

May 12, 2016

Opening the Door to Study Abroad

A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.

May 4, 2016  |  Atlanta Black Star

Residues of Slavery, Racial Stereotypes of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Often Put Black Women and Girls in Harm’s Way

The pervasive racial stereotypes of Black women — as being angry, of having an attitude, and other unflattering characteristics — are deeply rooted in slavery. Blair LM Kelley, assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs, featured.

Mar 2, 2016  |  NC State News

GROW Project Seeks Researchers to Study Women and Girls of Color

NC State University is recruiting researchers from all disciplines to participate in a national initiative aimed at increasing research that focuses on women and girls of color. Led by Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Dean Blair Kelley, NC State's recruitment effort comes in advance of an April conference on the issue at Wake Forest University.

Feb 10, 2016

NC State Backs Effort to Advance Research on Women, Girls of Color

By joining the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, the university has committed to supporting its existing research about women and girls of color while also developing new opportunities for scholarly inquiry.

Oct 2, 2015

Opening the door for underrepresented students to study abroad

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is launching a pilot program aimed at encouraging underrepresented student groups to study abroad. Through information sessions and Travel Scholar grants, the college hopes to show students how study abroad can augment their education and expose any misconceptions that may be holding them back.