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Introducing AFRS Incoming Chair

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery as the incoming chair of the Department of Africana Studies. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she earned her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1997. Dr. Jordan-Zachery has been a tenured full professor in the Department of Public and Community Service Studies Department at Providence College, RI since 2015, and has served... Introducing AFRS Incoming Chair Read more >>

Dr. Ogundiran inducted Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College

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, Magdalene College is one of the oldest in the 31-collegiate system of the University of Cambridge. The induction ceremony... Dr. Ogundiran inducted Visiting Fellow of Magdalene College Read more >>

Dr. Eddins receives Brown University’s Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Eddins, recipient of Brown University’s Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018-19 academic year. She will be affiliated with the university’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice during the fellowship year, and work on her book manuscript tentatively titled African Diaspora Collective Action: Rituals, Runaways & the Haitian Revolution. Dr. Eddins receives Brown University’s Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship Read more >>

DuPont made the Emerging Scholar List

Carl DuPont is one of fifteen young scholars recognized in the 2018 Emerging Scholar list of the publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education. This annual recognition, now in its seventeenth year, is reserved for an exceptional group of minority scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy, have distinguished themselves in their various academic disciplines, and are actively working... DuPont made the Emerging Scholar List Read more >>

Dr. Mixon named a Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Mixon (History and AFRS affiliate faculty) who has received a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in a Canadian institution. Named for Senator William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other Countries. It is the flagship international... Dr. Mixon named a Fulbright Scholar Read more >>