Ebenezer Concepcion
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Black Studies
 Email: e.concepcion2@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Saint Peter's University
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ebenezer Concepción is an Assistant Professor in the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University. He has over a decade of teaching experience in both k-12 and higher education. His research focuses on topics ranging from gender and sexuality to critical race and ethnic studies, literary studies, and human rights. Dr. Concepción has also been committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in various academic settings. Before joining CSU, he was a President¿s Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
Honors and Awards:
- Dissertation Fellowship, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago
- Residential Fellowship, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago
- Prize Lectureship, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago
- Excellence in Course Design Award, Chicago Center for Teaching
- National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Latino identity in New York (participant)
- Executive Director Service Award, Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy in Washington, D.C.
- Huntington Junior Fellowship, U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- Public Policy Fellowship, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Washington, D.C.
Research Interests:
Dr. Concepción's research explores the intersections of sex, gender, race, and migration in modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx histories, literatures, and cultures. He (re)examines discourses on and practices of identity and embodiment in transnational and transatlantic Latin American and Latinx societies in relation to the histories and cultures of Afro-Latinidad, Indigeneity, and the currents of religious devotion and spirituality.
Teaching Areas:
- Afro-Latin(x) America
- Gender and Sexuality
- Ethnic Studies
- Human rights
- Spanish and Portuguese languages
- Modernity/Modernism (Europe and Latin America)
Professional Affiliations:
- Latin American Studies Association
- Modern Language Association
- American Comparative Literature Association
Research Grants:
- University of Chicago Division of the Humanities Research Grant (2017 & 2018)
- Tinker Foundation Grant (2013)