Shirlkeymu Lacy Winston, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of HistoryDepartment of History

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4976
  • Hermitage Building Room 205

Educational Background

B.S. – North Carolina Central University

M.A. – African History
North Carolina Central University

Ph.D. – African American/African Diaspora
Howard University

Area(s) of Research

The Chavis Heights Community & the Development of Black Public Housing, 1938-1999

Community Involvement


  • “Representations of Black Masculinity and Femininity in the Telling of Our Stories”
  • Rappers, Scholars, and Real Housewives: Redefining Black Identity Today
  • “International Women’s Conference”
  • Anna Julia Cooper: The Educator, Feminist, and Internationalist

Public Lectures:

  • “Slave Trade: Global Tragedy-Global Response/ Discourse”
  • America’s Media’s Handling of Sandy Hook Coverage

Speaking Events:

Saint Augustine’s University Lyceum (February, 2015)

SAU Organizations

  • Saint Augustine’s University Ethics Bowl Team Advisor
  • Campus Activities Board Advisor

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Faculty of the Year- Saint Augustine’s University
  • 2015 Faculty of the Year- Saint Augustine’s University
  • 2013 Student Advocate of the Year (Faculty)- Saint Augustine’s University
  • 2012 Dean’s Extra Mile Award- Saint Augustine’s College

Favorite Quote

You’re only as strong as your weakest link