AFAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2020-2021

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The Department of African and African American Studies (AFAS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and social sciences for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the option to apply for a second-year renewal.

UCollege Spotlight on Zachary Manditch-Prottas for Summer Course

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Impressed by the clear draw his Summer course had for students, the University College Summer School program has chosen to feature the Department of African & African-American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Zachary Manditch-Prottas and his course "James Baldwin: Life, Letter, Legacy" for their Faculty Spotlight.

On George Sanchez

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George Sanchez has helped shape a new generation of academics who have promoted connections with nonacademic organizations, the focus of his talk in 2019 James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education, “Bridging the Divided City: Preparing Students for a New Los Angeles” (3 pm, Sept. 27). In advance of that event, scholar Mary Ann Dzuback writes about Sanchez’s longtime commitment to preserving the multiethnic and multiracial stories of a community in Los Angeles.

Rafia Zafar partners with St. Louis Metro Market's "Food Bus" on Community Cookbook Project

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Professor Rafia Zafar is collaborating with the St. Louis Metro Market "Food Bus" and other partners to develop a Community Cookbook Project with support from The Luminary's Futures-Fund grant program.

Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies established

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More than $1.1 million has been secured by Johnson and his partners from the NSF and the Spencer Foundation to support The Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM) has been established at Washington University in St. Louis.

How Toni Morrison changed fiction

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In the wake of Toni Morrison's death Professor Rafia Zafar pens op-ed for the New York Daily News

Postdoctoral Fellow Zachary Manditch-Prottas has article published in the African American Review

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McCune to edit new book series

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'Born a slave, died a chef': Professor Rafia Zafar on food and the fight for civil rights

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Rediscovering St. Louis’s lung block

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Taylor Desloge, a PhD student in history at WashU, researches a DeSoto-Carr neighborhood and how it became known as the "lung block." What he has uncovered reveals complex urban history not only about housing discrimination and redlining, but also about public health narratives that have presented African Americans as a diseased community in need of containment.

City Academy Graduate Stephanie Briggs Wins 2019 Alumni Award

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AFAS Junior Daelen Morris named Schomberg-Mellon Humanities Institute Fellow

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