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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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