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Dr. Ogundiran inducted Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College

   June 24, 2018

Dr. Akin Ogundiran was inducted as a Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge on May 17, 2018. This followed his election as a Yip fellow of the college last year, an honor that is bestowed annually on a distinguished American scholar. Established in 1428,...

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Dr. Herman E. Thomas to Receive AFRS Founders Award

   February 21, 2018

THE INAUGURAL Africana Studies Founders Award

Herman E. Thomas

February 23, 2018

Cone University Center (Room 111)

Herman E. Thomas is the son of the late Mr. Albert M. Thomas and the late Mrs. Grace Parrish Thomas, both of Bryson City, N. C. He was educated in the public schools of...

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CfP-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference

   February 4, 2018

Call for Papers-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference (May 2-5, 2018)

University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Tanure Ojaide: Life, Literature, and the Environment

Tanure Ojaide, one of Africa’s most prolific scholar-poets, turns 70 in April. For nearly five decades, his literature, especially poetry, has been...

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16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium - Final Program

   January 29, 2018

 

“UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas”

Cone University Center

February 22-23, 2018

Final...

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AFRS Faculty Affiliate Co-authored "What the ‘s—hole’ debate gets wrong about Africa"

   January 18, 2018

What the ‘s—hole’ debate gets wrong about Africa

By Beth Elise Whitaker and Christopher Day

Monkey Cage - Analysis, The Washington Post, January 18 at 7:00 AM

Americans from across the political spectrum were quick to respond to President Trump’s alleged reference last...

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"HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed" by Professor Hilary Beckles

   January 15, 2018

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed*

by Professor Hilary Beckles

13 January 2018
 
The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a...

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Latest Statement by the African Studies Association's Board of Directors*

   January 14, 2018

The African Studies Association—a scholarly organization composed of over 2,000 university academics based in the United States, Europe and Africa – is outraged at President Trump’s characterization of African states as “shithole countries.”  He is widely reported to have made this comment in conversation with members of Congress.  It is shocking that such...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL GRADUATES

   January 14, 2018

Graduates, Faculty, and Family Members [December 4, 2017]

FALL 2017 GRADUATES: AFRS MAJORS

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CfP: 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium

   November 21, 2017

"UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas"

February 22-23, 2018

Thirteen years ago, the Department of Africana Studies was reconfigured as an integrated academic unit with a focus on the global, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the historical and contemporary experiences of Africa-...

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The 2017 Africana Studies Newsletter

   September 15, 2017

AFRS Newsletter 2017

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