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Introducing AFRS Incoming Chair

   June 25, 2018

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 Department at Providence College, RI since 2015, and has...

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Dr. Ogundiran inducted Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College

   June 24, 2018

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,...

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Dr. Eddins receives Brown University’s Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship

   June 24, 2018

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...

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DuPont made the Emerging Scholar List

   June 24, 2018

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 academic disciplines, and are...

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Dr. Mixon named a Fulbright Scholar

   June 24, 2018

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 is the flagship international...

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Dr. Herman E. Thomas to Receive AFRS Founders Award

   February 21, 2018

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...

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CfP-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference

   February 4, 2018

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...

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16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium - Final Program

   January 29, 2018

 

“UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas”

Cone University Center

February 22-23, 2018

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AFRS Faculty Affiliate Co-authored "What the ‘s—hole’ debate gets wrong about Africa"

   January 18, 2018

What the ‘s—hole’ debate gets wrong about Africa

By Beth Elise Whitaker and Christopher Day

Monkey Cage - Analysis, The Washington Post, January 18 at 7:00 AM

Americans from across the political spectrum were quick to respond to President Trump’s alleged reference last...

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