UF PhD Candidate Raja Rahim Now Kenyon College Visiting Professor

Release Date: September 02 2020

University of Florida History PhD candidate Raja Rahim is teaching as a visiting professor at Kenyon College under its Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, while working on her dissertation on basketball’s politcial, cultural, and social aspects at historically Black colleges and universities.

Her course, “The Black Experience in U.S. History through Sports: From Jack Jackson to Colin Kaepernick,” focuses on sports as a platform to examine social, intellectual, cultural, and political facets of African American history.

To read more about Rahim’s life story, educational path, scholarly focus, and future goals, click this link to an article featured in The Kenyon Collegian: New visiting professor spotlights Black sports history.

Located in Gambier, Ohio, Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1824 and deemed “most selective” by U.S. News and World Report last year. Rahim’s acquisition of a teaching fellowship there bears witness not only to her own scholarship and experience, but also to the high regard with which UF doctoral programs are held by other higher education programs elsewhere.