George H. Junne, Jr., PhD

Title:  Professor, Africana Studies
Company: University Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley, CO United States


  • Black American West Museum & Heritage Center (Denver)
  • Colorado Black Round Table
  • Overseas Brats
  • Western Social Science Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Author, Book Chapter, “The Modern Civil Rights Movement in Colorado,” Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in the American West (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Author, Juried Article, “Muslims, Navajos, and Peaches,” Indigenous Policy Journal (2017)
  • Cover Story, Interviewee, “A Place in Colorado History,” UNC Magazine (2017)
  • Interviewee, “Dearfield, Colorado” by Melody Groves, Wild West Magazine (2017)
  • Interviewee, Article, “George Junne on Black Eunuchs in the Ottoman Empire” by William Armstrong, Hurriyet Daily News (2016)
  • Interviewee, “Beerfield, er, Dearfield, leads ghost towns of Weld County,” Greeley Tribune (2016)
  • Live Interviewee, “Turkey Book Talk Podcast” (2016)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, “2015 Me and the Dream Exhibit Program,” Denver Urban Spectrum (2015)
  • Interviewee, “For a Time, All-Black Town was Dear Field of Dreams” by Trevor Hughes, USA Today (2015)
  • Interviewee, “Remembering Dearfield: Black History Is Colorado History” by Maegan Parker Brooks, Front Porch Newspaper (2015)
  • Author, Juried Article, “54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Colored),” Essential Civil War Curriculum (2014)
  • Author, Juried Article, “Dearfield Dream Project: Developing an Interdisciplinary Historical/Cultural Research Network,” Social Sciences (2013)
  • Recipient, Harrell L. Strimple Award, The Paleontology Society, Charlotte, NC (2012)
  • Author, Book Chapter, “Dearfield, Colorado: Black Farming Success in the Jim Crow Era,” Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of the Colorado Borderlands (2011)
  • Author, Book Chapter, “Denver in the Harlem Renaissance,” Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negro’s Western Experience (2011)
  • Commentator, “Dearfield, Colorado, Its Significance and Its Women,” African American Registry (2011)
  • Commentator, “Dearfield, Colorado’s Beginnings,” African American Registry (2011)
  • Co-Host, National Radio Show on VoiceAmericaVariety, “BratCon” (2011)
  • Recipient, Paul Stewart Award, Black American West Museum, Denver, CO (2011)
  • Recipient, Champion of Higher Education Award, Colorado Black Round Table (2010)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010)
  • Biographical Commentator, “The Adventurers,” Heritage Focus DVD (2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009)
  • Author, Encyclopedia Article, “Van Der Zee, James (1886-1983),” The Jim Crow Encyclopedia (2008)
  • Commentator, Documentary, “Brats: Our Journey Home” (2006)
  • Recipient, Teaching Excellence Award, College of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  • Recipient, Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, CU-Boulder Department of Housing and Committee on Learning and Academic Support Services (2002)
  • Recipient, Charles C. Irby Distinguished Service Award, National Association for Ethnic Studies (2000)
  • Author, Book Chapter, “Black Women on AFDC Seek Education,” Shades of Opportunity and Access: Ethnic and Gender Minority Issues in America, with Global Reflection, 86-89 (1991)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Black Faculty Member Award, Black Student Alliance, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (1991)
  • Author, juried Article, “Black Women on AFDC: The Struggle for Higher Education,” Frontiers (1988)
  • Author, Numerous Non-Juried Articles (1981-1987)
  • Author, Book Chapter, “An Essay on Documentary Photography,” Hartland: Change in the Heart of America (1985)
  • Certificate of Achievement, Workshop for Competency-Based Education for Vocational Education, Michigan Department of Education (1976)
  • Certificate of Completion, Executive Director Course, Management Training School, General Electric Corporation (1974)
  • Author, Numerous Juried Papers; Lecturer, Numerous Lectures

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