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Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang

Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang
Associate 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: Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Norfolk State University. She trained in the Social Sciences (University of Chicago, MA) and the Humanities (Bowling Green State University, PhD) and ranked as a top 10 finalist for the National Hiett Prize in the 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.” A Georg-Bollenbeck (University of Siegen) and Virginia Humanities fellow, Manalang recently received the internationally competitive Early Career Award from the John Templeton Foundation for her ongoing project “Minority Millennials and the Rise of ‘Religious Nones’: A Comparative Analysis.” Most recently, she won the Teaching Faculty Excellence Award, which “recognizes a member of the Teaching Faculty that has advanced the university’s mission through outstanding teaching, research, and community service.” Her research interests include: Immigration; Transnationalism; Sociology of Religion; Citizenship; Race/Ethnicity.​

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