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Ojaide Receives Nigeria’s Top Academic Honor

Tanure Ojaide has been named this year’s recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the investiture ceremony on December 1 in Abuja, the country’s capital. Established in 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa’s most populous country. The award is conferred... Ojaide Receives Nigeria’s Top Academic Honor Read more >>

Dr. Missihoun received 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 received the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Read more >>

Ojaide Released 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 Released 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 >>

Transition: Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman (January 1, 1955 – March 28, 2017)

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that a great 49er, Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman, died on March 28 following a massive stroke. Malik, as popularly called by friends and colleagues, earned his B.A. in Africana Studies (Magna Cum Laude, with a Concentration in Health and Environment) in December 2015. He returned to the university in fall 2016. He was pursuing his M.A. in Public History... Transition: Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman (January 1, 1955 – March 28, 2017) Read more >>