It is with heavy heart that we announce that our long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Ola Aborisade, joined the ancestors on October 23, 2018. He passed on in his Charlotte home, in the company of family members, including his wife of over fifty years, children, grandchildren, and many relatives. He was 86 years old. Professor […]
Welcome to the latest edition of AFRS Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it.
We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery as the incoming chair of the Department of Africana Studies. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she earned her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1997. Dr. Jordan-Zachery has been a tenured full professor in the Department of Public and Community Service Studies […]
Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Mixon (History and AFRS affiliate faculty) who has received a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in a Canadian institution. Named for Senator William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other Countries. It […]
Carl DuPont is one of fifteen young scholars recognized in the 2018 Emerging Scholar list of the publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education. This annual recognition, now in its seventeenth year, is reserved for an exceptional group of minority scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy, have distinguished themselves in their various […]
Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Eddins, recipient of Brown University’s Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018-19 academic year. She will be affiliated with the university’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice during the fellowship year, and work on her book manuscript tentatively titled African Diaspora Collective Action: Rituals, Runaways & the Haitian Revolution.
Dr. Akin Ogundiran was inducted as a Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge on May 17, 2018. This followed his election as a Yip fellow of the college last year, an honor that is bestowed annually on a distinguished American scholar. Established in 1428, Magdalene College is one of the oldest in the […]
THE INAUGURAL Africana Studies Founders Award Herman E. Thomas February 23, 2018 Cone University Center (Room 111) Herman E. Thomas is the son of the late Mr. Albert M. Thomas and the late Mrs. Grace Parrish Thomas, both of Bryson City, N. C. He was educated in the public schools of North Carolina, Tennessee, and […]
Call for Papers-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference (May 2-5, 2018) University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria Tanure Ojaide: Life, Literature, and the Environment Tanure Ojaide, one of Africa’s most prolific scholar-poets, turns 70 in April. For nearly five decades, his literature, especially poetry, has been an integral part of the making of […]
“UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas” Cone University Center February 22-23, 2018 Final Program