History Professor Clarence Walker Wins UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Clarence Walker was recognized for his teaching, scholarship and service today when UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi surprised his "Jacksonian America" class to announce that he is the recipient of the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

Walker's books, including “Deromanticizing Black History,”  “We Can't Go Home Again: An Argument About Afrocentrism” and “Mongrel Nation,” tackle what he considers simplistic views of race and black history and are by turns tough-minded and funny.

“It did get me a reputation,” said Walker, who is African-American. “People would see me and head the other way. There has been a view that you can’t be black and be critical of these things. I find that offensive and repulsive.”

Read more about Walker's award and his work at UC Davis News Service.