April 11, 2021

Genna Rae McNeil retires after 36 years at UNC

(Professor Genna Rae McNeil with Professor Colin Palmer as he receives the Award for Scholarly Distinction at the Stone Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2018)

Genna Rae McNeil will retire this spring after a remarkable thirty-six year career at UNC-Chapel Hill. McNeil is the first Black tenure-track faculty member in the UNC Department of History. In addition to her work on race, law and social movements, she founded UNC’s African American History Month Lecture, chaired UNC’s Faculty Hearings Committee, served on the Pogue Scholarship selection committee, the Advisory Committee for the Institute of African American Research and currently, the department’s Working Group on Equity and Inclusion. Professor McNeil has remained a long-time friend of the Stone Center and one of its most vocal supporters. We wish her all the best in her retirement!

Read more about Professor McNeil’s career in the Daily Tar Heel’s feature article

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