The future and 50-year history of AFAS
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.
Police killings are damaging Black America's mental health, study says
Jeffrey McCune is featured in Newsweek.
Ron Himes receives Theatre Practitioner Award from the Theatre Communications Group
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
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
by Rosalind Early of The Source
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Search
The deadline for postdoctoral applications is March 5, 2018.
Upcoming Book from Former Swahili Major
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
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
Chair search is underway.
The birth of African American writing
Professor Zafar's brief history of Black literature in the online London Times Literary Supplement
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.