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African American Review Special Schomburg Issue

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Professor Rafia Zafar guest edits the African American Review's special issue featuring Arturo Schomburg.

AFAS faculty are helping lead WashU & Slavery, a new initiative in CRE2

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Several AFAS faculty are helping to lead Washington University's participation in Universities Studying Slavery, a global consortium of nearly eighty universities across five countries engaged in examining how their institutional histories are entangled with histories and legacies of slavery. The project, WashU & Slavery, is based in the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2).

Manditch-Prottas named 2020 Crompton-Noll Prize winner for Best Article

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After receiving well-deserved recognition, Dr. Manditch-Prottas looks ahead to a productive new year.

You think a pandemic can slow down Professor Martin? Think again!

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Lerone Martin, Director of American Culture Studies and Associate Professor of African And African American Studies and Religion and Politics has been very busy, since the spring of 2020, he has received three sizable research grants that address enduring scholarly questions and pressing needs in the Saint Louis community .

Much Respect for "Recipes for Respect"

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Professor Zafar keeps a busy schedule as folks just can't get enough of her 2019 book.

Mutonya listed among Top 100 Kenyans of 2020

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In 2020 Professor Mutonya received international recognition for his use of sociolinguistic methods that focus on the interests of marginalized speech communities.

Romance in Marseille named one of 10 best books of 2020

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Buried in the archive for nearly ninety years, Professor Maxwell's edition helps to breathe new life into Harlem Renaissance literature.

AFAS Honors the Memory of Professor Garrett Albert Duncan

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The Department of African & African American Studies mourns the tremendous loss of Professor Garrett Albert Duncan (Feb 1, 1961 - Dec 8, 2020)

Tribute to Robert Williams

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Professor Mutonya Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

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This interdisciplinary project involves graduate training and research focusing on the intersections of language, migration, urban settlement, and identity construction within enclaves of African immigrants residing in Nairobi.

Professor Sowande' Mustakeem receives the Dred Scott Freedom Award

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The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation has named AFAS and History Professor Sowande' Mustakeem the recipient of its 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Award for her multiple award winning book Slavery at Sea.

AFAS Professor Ward serves as Scholar in Residence on Pursuing Justice Bus Tour

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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

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.

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.

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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The future and 50-year history of AFAS

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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.

WashU linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination

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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

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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.

Police killings are damaging Black America's mental health, study says

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Jeffrey McCune is featured in Newsweek.

Ron Himes receives Theatre Practitioner Award from the Theatre Communications Group

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The Theatre Practitioner Award recognizes a living individual—artist or administrator, institutionally affiliated or unaffiliated—whose work in the American theatre has evidenced exemplary achievement over time and who has contributed significantly to the development of the larger field.

Assistant Dean Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo selected to be in the 2018-2019 class of Leadership St. Louis

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Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for established and emerging leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the St. Louis region.

On Topic: The history of black studies with Gerald Early

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by Rosalind Early of The Source

2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Search

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The deadline for postdoctoral applications is March 5, 2018.

Upcoming Book from Former Swahili Major

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With the guidance of AFAS Senior Lecturer, Mungai Mutonya, Jamie Thomas (AB '06) Swahili remains at the center of her research

WashU Expert: K-12 school policies on African-American hair are discriminatory

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The naturally curly texture of the hair of many African-Americans is not something schools should be spending their limited time and resources regulating, says law and AFAS professor Kimberly Norwood.

AFAS Seeking New Chair

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Chair search is underway.

The birth of African American writing

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Professor Zafar's brief history of Black literature in the online London Times Literary Supplement

AFAS 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Search

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African Oral History

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AFAS launches a new project that focuses on the oral histories of Kenyan WWII veterans and St. Louis' African immigrants.

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