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Celeste Watkins-Hayes Interview with WGN news Chicago
WGN News - Chicago

Celeste Watkins-Hayes at University of Chicago, Health and Urban Poverty Panel Presentation
University of Chicago

Celeste Watkins-Hayes - cbs2chicago.com interview
CBS 2 - Chicago

Y Women interview with Celeste Watkins-Hayes
y women


Celeste Watkins-Hayes - Commentary & Blog Posts

The New Power Generation
The Power Issue, October, 2006
Celest Watkins-Hayes - The New Power Generation Article from Essence Magazine

The Next Generation of
African-American Achievers

Black History Month Celebration,
February, 2003 Celeste Watkins-Hayes interview in USA Weekend magazine for Black History Month


Dr. Watkins-Hayes recently led the search to find Spelman College's 10th president. In this cover story for Trusteeship Magazine, she reflects on the process that gleaned the right leader at the right time for Spelman, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell. Celest Watkins-Hayes - The New Power Generation Article from Essence Magazine

YWCA Evanston/North Shore honors Bernice Weissboard,
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Courtney Wright and Evanston Women’s History Project

Pictured from left: YWomen Co-Chair Susan Hope Engel, Courtney Wright, Bernice Weissboard, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Lori Osbourne of the Evanston Women's History Center, YWCA Executive Director Karen Singer, YWomen Co-Chair Niki Moe Horrell

The Atlantic published an article by Dr. Watkins-Hayes on March 26, 2014, " The Immorality of Evading the Nanny Tax" read article

Dr. Watkins-Hayes was quoted in a July 19, 2013 Marketplace article by Noel King entitled "Do Non-White Americans Pay a 'Respectability Tax'?

The New York Times published an article by Dr. Watkins-Hayes on October 1, 2013, " Government Already Has Tools Available" read article

The Atlantic published an article by Dr. Watkins-Hayes on June 25, 2013, "The Supreme Court's Critical Call on Prostitution and HIV" read article

Marketplace quoted Dr. Watkins-Hayes in their March 26, 2013 article, "Flying with a net, literal and figurative" by Krissy Clark. read article

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiled Northwestern's Black Studies conference, titled "A Beautiful Struggle: Transformative Black Studies in Shifting Political Landscapes." Read the article here Black Studies: 'Swaggering into the Future' April 12, 2012 read article

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education quoted Dr. Watkins-Hayes, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern, regarding Northwestern hosting a summit of doctoral programs in African American Studies April 12-14, 2012.

The Chicago Tribune quoted Dr. Watkins-Hayes about US poverty policies. Read here: Welfare Issue makes Political Comeback Chicago Tribune, January 22, 2012

Q&A with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Our Next "Off-the-Grid" Writer in Residence
Chicago Magazine, November 28, 2011

AIDS: Local doctor looks at women and AIDS
Windy City Times, June 29, 2011.

Northwestern University Professor Studies AIDS and Poor Women
National Prevention Information Network, February 3, 2010

The Next Generation of African-American Achievers
USA Weekend Magazine, Black History Month Celebration

Evanstonian You Should Know: Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Evanston Patch, November 19, 2010

NAASC Chicago Chapter
Spelman Alumni Spotlight, Spelman College