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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.

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.

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.

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.

Swahili students win U.S. Department of State Scholarships

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a competitive and intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American university students to study one of fifteen critical languages.

AFAS Majors Join the 28th Cohort of Mellon Mays Fellows

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Congratulations to Zari Muhammad and Kennedy Young!

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.

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.

City Academy Graduate Stephanie Briggs Wins 2019 Alumni Award

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AFAS Junior Daelen Morris named Schomberg-Mellon Humanities Institute Fellow

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AFAS Students elected to WashU Student Union

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New Student Union leaders pledge to address inequity.

Geoff Ward wins 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Award

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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

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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

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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.

Monique Bedasse receives black studies book award

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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

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The new position will help guide university’s involvement in Africa.

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