- Dr. Dorothy Smith Ruiz has a new book Black Families and Recession in the United States: The Enduring Impact of the Great Recession of 2007–2009
- Dr. Tanure Ojaide released Narrow Escapes
- Dr. Danielle Boaz published Banning Black Gods
- Dr. Akin Ogundiran has a new book: The Yoruba: A New History
- Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery publised Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag: Twenty-First-Century Acts of Self-Definition
- Dr. Oscar de la Torre's new book, The People of the River (ASWAD’s inaugural Outstanding First Book Prize, 2019; LASA’s Best Book on Amazonian Studies, 2020; BRASA’s Honorary Mention, Roberto Reis Book Award, 2019.)
- Dr. Ojaide released a new memoir, At Home, Away from Home: A Memoir
- Dr. Smith-Ruiz Published a New Book on African American Families
HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS
- Dr. Akin Ogundiran named Chancellor’s Professor and receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal.
- Dr. Tanure Ojaide is the recipient of this year’s Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. This is the highest academic honor in Africa's most populous country.
- Dr. Tanure Ojaide won the prestigious Fonlon-Nichols Award for the contributions of his creative writings to the struggles for human rights
- Dr. Akin Ogundiran's coedited book, Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic named a Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Title
- 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 legal historians at the beginning of their careers.
Dr. Dorothy Smith-Ruiz's two articles came out in the summer addressing different aspects of race, gender, and incaceration:
- The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Women and Families. In Scott Bowman (ed.), Color Behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Praeger (2014)
- (with Kopak, Albert) DSM-5 Substance Abuse Use Disorders and Offense Types Among Women in the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53:6, 433-454. (2014)
- "The Making of an Internal Frontier Settlement: Archaeology and Historical Process in Osun Grove (Nigeria), 17th–18th Centuries", African Archaeological Review 31(1): 1-24. Using archaeological data and historical sources, his article sheds new light on the empirical and theoretical conceptualization of emergent community in an interstitial and active regional frontier, in West Africa during the mid-Atlantic period.
- The Osun-Osogbo Grove as a Social Common and an Uncommon Ground: An Analysis of Patrimonial Patronage in Postcolonial Nigeria. International Journal of Cultural Property 21, 2 (2014): 173-198.
- Dr. Oscar de la Torre published an article on Brazillian Quilombos in The Latin Americanist
- Dr. Tanure Ojaide received Fulbright Fellowship to research udje, rap battle, and calypso
- Dr. Felix Germain received a CLAS Junior Faculty Development Grant
- Dr. Akin Ogundiran published "The End of Prehistory? in The American Historical Review
- Dr. Debra Smith Published an article on the media and is cited in the Charlotte Observer on afro.
- Dr. Tanure Ojaide published a new collection of poetry on Love
- Dr. Ogundiran offers new interpretations on the ancient towns and cities in West Africa, Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology.
There is an entry on Dr. Akin Ogundiran in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by Claire Smith (Springer 2013). ISBN: 978-1-4419-0426-3 (Print), 978-1-4419-0465-2 (Online). His writings on the anthropology of material experience are also anthologized in an entry titled "Archaeology and Anthropology" in the same encyclopedia.