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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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"HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed" by Professor Hilary Beckles

   January 15, 2018

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed*

by Professor Hilary Beckles

13 January 2018
 
The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a...

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Latest Statement by the African Studies Association's Board of Directors*

   January 14, 2018

The African Studies Association—a scholarly organization composed of over 2,000 university academics based in the United States, Europe and Africa – is outraged at President Trump’s characterization of African states as “shithole countries.”  He is widely reported to have made this comment in conversation with members of Congress.  It is shocking that such...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL GRADUATES

   January 14, 2018

Graduates, Faculty, and Family Members [December 4, 2017]

FALL 2017 GRADUATES: AFRS MAJORS

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CfP: 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium

   November 21, 2017

"UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas"

February 22-23, 2018

Thirteen years ago, the Department of Africana Studies was reconfigured as an integrated academic unit with a focus on the global, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the historical and contemporary experiences of Africa-...

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The 2017 Africana Studies Newsletter

   September 15, 2017

AFRS Newsletter 2017

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AFRICANA STUDIES DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

   May 13, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Africana Studies Department is at the forefront of the discipline, cultivating collaborative opportunities across campus. And, it is earning accolades for its efforts – most recently, the National Council for Black Studies bestowed its Sankore Institutional Award upon the department.

Named for the 14th-century university in Timbuktu (present-day Mali), the...

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Dr. Missihoun receives the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

   April 12, 2017

Africana Studies faculty, Dr. Honoré Missihoun, has received the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADFP) to conduct collaborative research and graduate student teaching/mentoring at the University of Jos, Nigeria. His project will focus on the areas of Eco-Feminism and Eco-Criticism in the Environmental Literature of Francophone Africa and the African Diaspora. Dr....

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Ojaide Releases a New Memoir

   April 12, 2017

Dr. Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Professor, has released a new memoir that focuses on his recent itineraries in the Global South and North America. In At Home, Away from Home: A Memoir (Cissus World Press, Milwaukee, 2017), Ojaide provides reflections on the plight of the former African colonial subject and now postcolonial citizen caught in the torrents of...

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Africana Studies Honored for its “effective use of assessment results for improvement in Students’ Learning Experience”

   April 12, 2017

The Department of Africana Studies was recognized by UNC Charlotte’s Office of Assessment and Accreditation on April 10th for its “effective use of assessment results for improvement in Students’ Learning Experience”. 

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