Terrence Hunter joined the Center for Population Studies as a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Delta Fellow after receiving his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May 2020. His work focuses on providing context to health disparities, access to healthier food alternatives, and economic development in the Mississippi Delta. As a Mississippi native, Terrence is committed to effecting positive change in the state. He plans to use his position to bring awareness to one of the most historic, yet forgotten regions of the country.
During his law school tenure, Terrence served as a legal advocate in the law school’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Clinic, where he was exposed to many of the complex issues Mississippians face, including mass incarceration, access to mental healthcare, and immigrants’ rights. He also interned for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the nation’s premier organization fighting for racial justice in this country. Terrence received his B.A. in English from Tougaloo College in 2017 and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.