Since I was in 7th grade, I have been called “JC” for Junior Coleman (prior to that it was just “Junior” – that had to stop at some point !). With the end of my PhD program and the beginning of my career as a scholar, I have decided to stop using the “J” part of my name, partially because the “Sr” – my biological father – is now deceased. So I am now going by Coleman A. Baker.

To reflect this change, I have moved my website and blog to The RSS feed for my blog is

Please update your bookmarks and rss feeds accordingly.