The Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research has named Dexter Gabriel the Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellow for 2015–16.
With a profound interest in history, he received his first MA from Texas State University, where his research focused on issues of gender, resistance, and slavery in the antebellum South through the oral history archives of former slaves. His thesis, “Violent Women, Violent Culture: Gender and Resistance in the WPA Narratives of the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1940,” won the B.R. Brunson Award in History for Best Thesis in 2004.
As the son of Afro-Caribbean immigrants, Gabriel has both lived and been exposed to cultural and regional diversity which informs his professional outlook. He has translated his academic work into the social arena through invited panels, lectures, articles, and interviews as diverse as the Federal Reserve Bank of Virginia to Voice of America and BBC America. He has also worked with community organizations whose focus is to better enrich lives through the use of history.
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