Archived Interviews Archived Interviews Heading link Copy link Student & Awardee Interviews Rasaan Booker speaks about his academic and personal life. Jon-Tel Carter shares why she decided to major. Learn about the community work and research of the 2017 Grace Holt Award recipients. 2017 Promise Prize Scholar, Canisha Russ, speaks about her experience at the Change-Create-Transform Leadership Summit, academic career, and personal interests. Zorgie Sanchez discusses her experience a teaching assistant and her research on neo-slave narratives. 2016 Grace Holt Award recipient, Ash Stephens, speaks about activism, mentors, and deciding to come to UIC. Hear from Travell Williams on changing majors and dream jobs. Faculty Interviews Professor Stovall speaks about his current research on the relationship between school closings, public housing, and policing. Professor Lewis discusses her undergraduate experience and research on race and urban policy. Professor Jabir discusses music, growing up in St. Louis, and black dandy culture. Professor Johnson speaks about his experience attending school in Louisiana and Ohio, his mentors from graduate school, and how his views of politics and social justice were formed. Former Assistant Professor Courtney Bonam speaks about her recent work, which explores implicit racial bias and racialized physical space. Guest Interviews 2017 Grace Holt Panelist, Christopher Cameron, speaks about teaching and the importance of Black Studies.