AFAS Students elected to WashU Student Union

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New Student Union leaders pledge to address inequity.

Cooking for civil rights

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Rafia Zafa, author of the new book “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning,” discusses her own culinary journey and the ways African-American authors — in cookbooks, novels, poems, memoirs and how-to guides — have quite literally written their way to freedom.

2019 African Film Festival

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The 2019 African Film Festival will run from March 29th through March 31st in Brown Hall, on Washington University's Campus. The festival is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

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.

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.

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.

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