AFRICANA STUDIES DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

   May 13, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Africana Studies Department is at the forefront of the discipline, cultivating collaborative opportunities across campus. And, it is earning accolades for its efforts – most recently, the National Council for Black Studies bestowed its Sankore Institutional Award upon the department.

Named for the 14th-century university in Timbuktu (present-day Mali), the...

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Dr. Missihoun receives the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

   April 12, 2017

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....

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Ojaide Releases a New Memoir

   April 12, 2017

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...

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Africana Studies Honored for its “effective use of assessment results for improvement in Students’ Learning Experience”

   April 12, 2017

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”. 

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

   April 2, 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...

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Alumnus Feature: Brenda Tindal

   March 29, 2017

UNC Charlotte alumna Brenda Tindal, who is Levine Museum of the New South staff historian, sees history as a way to build community, while deepening our understanding of the past’s persistent influence.

“Levine Museum of the New South is a significant site of courageous inquiry and a place where there is never a poverty of imagination,” Tindal says. “In my view, ‘mobilizing history to...

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Latest AFRS Newsletter

   December 8, 2016

Department of Africana Studies 2016 Newsletter

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Dr. Smith-Ruiz Publishes a New Book on African American Families

   December 8, 2016

Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity series), Routledge 2016. Edited by ...

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

   November 16, 2016

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...

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