The future and 50-year history of AFAS
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Geoff Ward, the newly appointed associate chair of African and African-American Studies, discusses the history of the department, his work on legacies of racial violence, and the future of AFAS.
'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.