Peniel E. Joseph, PhD
He received a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and at the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to joining the UT faculty, Dr. Joseph was a professor at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he also founded the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to promote engaged research and scholarship focused on the ways issues of race and democracy impact the lives of global citizens. Read his full bio here.
Administrative Associate/Program Coordinator
Asilee Parkinson joined the Center in February 2016. In the role of CSRD’s Administrative Associate, her duties include program management, budget management, graphic design, marketing, and promotion. Asilee coordinates, facilitates and manages all aspects of the CSRD’s special events, supervises performance of the Senior Student Associate and all CSRD volunteers, and, provides administrative support to the Center’s director.
Graduate Research Assistant
Robert Arjet joined CSRD in August 2016 as our Graduate Research Associate. Robert holds a PhD from Emory’s Institute of the Liberal Arts, where he studied violence in American culture. He is currently a student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he focuses his research on criminal justice, poverty, and social inequality.
Senior Student Associate
Paul Kuhne, is in LBJ’s Global Policy Studies program and joined CSRD in September 2016. In his role as the Senior Student Associate, Paul serves as CSRD’s photographer/videographer, manages the Center website, manages and continues to grow CSRD’s social media presence, assists with design of promotional materials; and creates and maintains the CSRD Bi-Weekly Newsletter.