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Call for papers--2020 Annual Symposium

Theme: Imagining Futures: Black Girls and Women at the Intersections
   December 19, 2019

Call for Papers

 

The University of North Carolina, Africana Studies Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program invites you to submit a proposal for our 2020 symposium.

 

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Dr. Akin Ogundiran honored as Chancellor's Professor

   November 25, 2019

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11th Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Lecture

   October 3, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards

Assistant Professor, Duke University's School of Medicine and Associate Director of Research, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

"Black Women and Reproductive Justice: A Lifelong Health Issue"

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OJAIDE'S "SONG OF MYSELF" WON THE 2018 WOLE SOYINKA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN AFRICA

   December 14, 2018

Tanure Ojaide, the Frank Graham Porter Professor of Africana Studies, is co-recipient of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.

Awarded by the Lumina Foundation, the Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa is a pan-African writing prize given biennially to the best literary work produced by an African. Soyinka, who presented the honor at a gala in Lagos, Nigeria, is a...

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DR. DE LA TORRE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK

   December 6, 2018

The People of the River: Identity and Environment in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018). The book is a social and environmental history of Africa-descended people in Brazil's Amazonian forest. It is a story of the difficult journey from slavery to peasantry, and how Black Amazonians used their environment to forge new overlapping identities as citizens,...

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OGUNDIRAN NAMED EDITOR OF AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW

   December 6, 2018

Dr. Akin Ogundiran has been named editor-in-chief of the highly ranked African Archaeological Review, the oldest continent-wide journal in African archaeology. 

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TRANSITION: PROFESSOR OLA ABORISADE

   October 23, 2018

It is with heavy heart that we announce that our long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Ola Aborisade, joined the ancestors on October 23, 2018. He passed on in his Charlotte home, in the company of family members, including his wife of over fifty years, children, grandchildren, and many relatives. He was 86 years old.

Professor Aborisade taught at UNC Charlotte between 1996...

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Introducing AFRS Incoming Chair

   June 25, 2018

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...

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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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