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.
City Academy Graduate Stephanie Briggs Wins 2019 Alumni Award
AFAS Junior Daelen Morris named Schomberg-Mellon Humanities Institute Fellow
AFAS Students elected to WashU Student Union
New Student Union leaders pledge to address inequity.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Akande to lead Africa initiative at Washington University
The new position will help guide university’s involvement in Africa.