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AFRS collaborates with GESP

Staying Locally/Studying Globally
   March 31, 2020

AFRS and GESP are collaborating 

About GESP

"The Global Engagement Scholars Program (GESP) is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their Global competency through participation in academic, cio-curricular and international engagement activities.  The GESP is coordinated by the Office of International Programs and the Department of Global Studies...

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Advisors are Available --Virtually

We are here to help
   March 31, 2020

Virtual Advising:  Find Your Advisor

 

Undergraduate Advisor

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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.

 

Theme:...

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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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