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Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang

Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Office: Brown 211.10
Phone: (757) 823-8198

Expertise: Politics and religion, globalization, citizenship and race and ethnicity, immigration, transnationalism

Courses Taught: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, Research methods

Bio: Trained in both the Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang earned her Master of Arts in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching and Distinguished Dissertation award, Manalang completed her doctoral fellowship in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, with a specialization in Politics and Religion, Globalization, Citizenship, Race and Ethnicity, and Immigration.

Nominated by the Virginia Humanities, Manalang ranked as a top 10 finalist for the National Hiett Prize in Humanities, an “annual award aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.”  

Norfolk State University (NSU) recently nominated Manalang for the prestigious Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty, “Rising Star” Award: “The Outstanding Faculty Awards are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.”
A Georg-Bollenbeck and Virginia Humanities fellow, Manalang recently obtained the internationally competitive Early Career Award from the John Templeton Foundation: Minority Millennials and the Rise of “Religious Nones”: A Comparative Analysis. 

Curriculum Vitae