Carnegie Mellon University

Joe Jr.

Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Director and Founder, CAUSE

  • Baker Hall 246C
  • 412-268-2875
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice and past History Department Chair at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also the Director and Founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). Professor Trotter received his BA degree from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is currently working on a study of African American urban life since the Atlantic slave trade.

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Hikari Aday

Hikari Aday

Program Coordinator, CAUSE

  • Baker Hall 244
  • 412-268-8928
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Baker Hall 244
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hikari Aday provides administrative and clerical support for Joe W. Trotter in his capacity as a faculty member of the Department of History and as the director of CAUSE. In addition, she maintains records, files, and databases, provides research support, and assists in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. She coordinates and assists with publicity of conferences, speaker engagements, and the CAUSE Speakers Series. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Waverly Duck

Waverly Duck

CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Baker Hall 242C
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Waverly Duck is an urban sociologist, Associate Professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing (University of Chicago Press 2015; Finalist for the 2016 C. Wright Mills Book Award). His research examines the social orders of poor Black neighborhoods, as well as manifestations of race and gender among the upwardly mobile – always with a focus on how meanings are sustained within contexts of inequality (interactional, neighborhood, and organizational) through orderly cooperation. 

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