Congratulations Dr. Yolonda Y. Wilson!

Yolanda Y. Wilson

Dr. Yolonda Y. Wilson has recently been selected from an illustrious cadre of scholars throughout the country as a 2019 – 2020 National Humanities Center Residential Fellow. Dr. Wilson was chosen for this highly competitive, coveted, and prestigious award based on her working monograph, Black Death: Racial Justice, Priority-Setting, and Care at the End of Life, a detailed philosophical study of end of life issues affecting African Americans. Her consideration of these issues ranges from disparities in pain management, the economic impact of care giving in African American communities, and the limited access to end of life resources such as hospice care that unjustly affect the dying process for African Americans. This auspicious fellowship comes with very generous research and salary support plus $25K to Howard University. Dr. Wilson will have at her disposal an extremely professional research staff dedicated to assisting fellows with the important work that they have been chosen to perform and the creation of new knowledge. In addition to having office space at the NHC, she will enjoy all that the Research Triangle Park has to offer by way of its vibrant cultural and intellectual communities, and dynamic arts scene. Dr. Yolonda Wilson is the first member of the Howard University Department of Philosophy, and only the second Howard University faculty member (Joseph Harris, History, 1985-6 was the first), to receive this distinguished fellowship. Let as all extended our most heartfelt congratulations and expressions of pride for the amazing work and accomplishment of one of our very own.