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Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture

The Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte inaugurated The Annual Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture in 2008 to honor Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey's pioneering contributions to the development of Africana Studies as an academic discipline at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Maxwell-Roddey was the first chair of the then African-American and African Studies Department which began at UNC... Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture Read more >>

AFRICANA STUDIES DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

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 Sankore Institutional... AFRICANA STUDIES DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD Read more >>

Ojaide Releases a New Memoir

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 displacement and emplacement by... Ojaide Releases a New Memoir Read more >>

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

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

Dr. Missihoun receives the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

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. Missihoun’s award marks the... Dr. Missihoun receives the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Read more >>