AFAS Professor Ward serves as Scholar in Residence on Pursuing Justice Bus Tour
Professor Ward worked with WashU students and Olin Library Data Services to develop a digital "Trip Tik" supporting reflection and learning on Pursuing Justice bus tour through Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama
WashU Summer in Kenya 2020 will Enrich a Broad Array of Study Areas
Apply by February 1, 2020 for Washington University's Summer 2020 Program in Kenya. This dynamic program offers four weeks of full immersion in Nairobi, Rift Valley, and the coastal region of Kenya. The Summer 2020 program will run from May 29, 2020 through June 29, 2020.
UCollege Spotlight on Zachary Manditch-Prottas for Summer Course
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.
Rafia Zafar partners with St. Louis Metro Market's "Food Bus" on Community Cookbook Project
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.
How Toni Morrison changed fiction
In the wake of Toni Morrison's death Professor Rafia Zafar pens op-ed for the New York Daily News
McCune to edit new book series
'Born a slave, died a chef': Professor Rafia Zafar on food and the fight for civil rights
Geoff Ward wins 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Award
The award is granted annually to an individual who has made significant career contributions to advancing awareness of racial and ethnic issues in criminology and criminal justice.
Monique Bedasse receives Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history
Sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Association for the Study of African American Life & History, the prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book on the African diaspora.
WashU linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination
John Baugh Discusses Code Switching in St. Louis Public Radio Interview.
Mungai Mutonya presents at the 20th International Congress of Linguists in Cape Town, South Africa
In his paper entitled 'Language contact and Swahili hybridity in Nairobi from the early 1900s to Unbwogable,' Mutonya explores undocumented Swahili varieties spoken by marginalized Nairobians.
Monique Bedasse receives black studies book award
Bedasse's 2017 book “Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization” won the Anna Julia Cooper & CLR James Award for outstanding scholarly publication in Africana studies.
On Topic: The history of black studies with Gerald Early
by Rosalind Early of The Source
Jeffrey McCune to be scholar-in-residence at 26th American Men’s Studies conference
McCune will serve as scholar-in-residence — and deliver the keynote address — for “Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities,” the 26th annual conference of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA).
AFAS 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Search
African Oral History
AFAS launches a new project that focuses on the oral histories of Kenyan WWII veterans and St. Louis' African immigrants.