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SU professor adds Aspen scholar to long list of accomplishments

Recently, Revathi Hines, an Alphonse Jackson professor at the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, Southern University Baton Rouge, has been named an Aspen Ideas Scholar. Hines attended the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival, which is the flagship event of the Aspen Institute, from June 27 – June 30 at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.


 “I am honored to have been selected for this amazing opportunity,” said Hines. “As a political scientist and change-leader, I wanted to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in order to raise important questions and find common ground on how once can, in a world of diverse thoughts, ideologies, and practices, move from divisiveness and fragmentation into building equitable and cohesive policy and leadership approaches to positively impact the culture of health in our low-income communities."


Nominated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hines underwent a rigorous selection process from a very competitive list of nominations.  Her selection as a scholar was based on her work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action.  She interacted and networked with other leaders from myriad fields around the country and around the world.


For more than 60 years, the Aspen Institute has been the nation's premier gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.  They offer scholarships to remarkable leaders across the country and the globe.  Hines is one of the diverse group of 300 leaders selected from all over the United States and 30 different countries.


Aside from this recent accomplishment, her research niches are health policy, environmental justice mobilizations; health and housing, community-based case studies on social justice issues, and the intersectionality of gender, class, and race.  Newly, Hines was appointed by Governor Edwards to serve as a commission member in the Louisiana Women Policy and Research Commission. In addition, she serves on many boards, such as Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and The Assisi House, research collaborations, and advisory panels.  Along with her community outreach, she has also published her work in numerous journals and presented at various regional, national, and international conferences.