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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 >>

Dr. Herman E. Thomas to Receive AFRS Founders Award

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 North Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio and he holds four earned degrees – Bachelors of... Dr. Herman E. Thomas to Receive AFRS Founders Award Read more >>

CfP-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference

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 CfP-3rd Tanure Ojaide International Conference Read more >>

16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium - Final Program

  “UNC Charlotte at the Intersection of Black Studies in the Carolinas” Cone University Center February 22-23, 2018 Final Program 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium - Final Program Read more >>

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

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 week to Haiti and nations in Africa as “shithole countries.”   AFRS Faculty Affiliate Co-authored "What the ‘s—hole’ debate gets wrong about Africa" Read more >>