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

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 completing a baccalaureate degree.  The Early-... NEW! Rising Seniors Eligible to Enroll in the AFRS Graduate Certificate Program Read more >>

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

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, Choice magazine published “a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year”. This... Dr. Ogundiran's book, "Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic" named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 Read more >>

Dr. Tanure Ojaide

Dr. Tanure Ojaide Wins Prestigious Award for Literary Excellence

By: Kamakshi Kamath, graduate student intern, CLASWednesday, 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 Africana Studies, has won the Fonlon-Nichols Award. Ojaide will receive the prestigious honor at the 42nd annual African Literature Association (ALA)... Dr. Tanure Ojaide Wins Prestigious Award for Literary Excellence Read more >>

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

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. Danielle Boaz named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar in American Legal History Read more >>

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

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 about the history of black rural communities in Amazonia, focusing on how enslaved Africans... Dr. De la Torre received the Gilder-Lehrman and College Educators Research Fellowships Read more >>