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Alumnus Feature: Brenda Tindal

   March 29, 2017

UNC Charlotte alumna Brenda Tindal, who is Levine Museum of the New South staff historian, sees history as a way to build community, while deepening our understanding of the past’s persistent influence.

“Levine Museum of the New South is a significant site of courageous inquiry and a place where there is never a poverty of imagination,” Tindal says. “In my view, ‘mobilizing history to...

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Latest AFRS Newsletter

   December 8, 2016

Department of Africana Studies 2016 Newsletter

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Dr. Smith-Ruiz Publishes a New Book on African American Families

   December 8, 2016

Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity series), Routledge 2016. Edited by ...

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NEW! Rising Seniors Eligible to Enroll in the AFRS Graduate Certificate Program

   November 16, 2016

Early-Entry Graduate Degree Program 

AFRICANA STUDIES 
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 

The Department of Africana Studies is now accepting application from rising juniors and seniors into the Africana Studies Graduate Certificate. The goal is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to begin working towards a graduate degree before...

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Dr. Ogundiran's book, "Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic" named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015

   February 26, 2016

Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic (Indiana University Press, 2014), coedited by Dr. Akin Ogundiran of the Africana Studies Department, is one of the six Indiana University Press books named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015. In its January issue...

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Dr. Tanure Ojaide Wins Prestigious Award for Literary Excellence

   February 25, 2016

By: Kamakshi Kamath, graduate student intern, CLAS
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

For his commitment to democratic ideals, humanistic values and literary excellence in Africa, Tanure Ojaide, UNC Charlotte’s Frank Graham Porter Professor of...

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Dr. Danielle Boaz named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar in American Legal History

   July 1, 2015

Dr. Danielle Boaz named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar in American Legal History. The award is granted by the American Society for Legal History to support the scholarship of...

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Dr. De la Torre received the Gilder-Lehrman and College Educators Research Fellowships

   November 1, 2014

Dr. Oscar de la Torre has received a 2014 fellowship of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. He will use the fellowship to finish his book manuscript “Leaving Behind the Big Snake: A History of Black Amazonia, 1850-1950”. The book is...

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Africana Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series

Bring your lunch and join us for lunch time discussions on various topics, works in progress, and current events.  2017-18 schedule to come.

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