Meet Visiting Fellow Dorothy Pokua Agyepong

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In spring 2020, the Center for the Humanities will play host to Dorothy Pokua Agyepong, PhD, a linguist from the University of Ghana and the center’s first BECHS-Africa Fellow. Here, we ask her about her current research project, the intersection of humanities and linguistics, and what she is most looking forward to during her St. Louis sojourn.

AFAS Professor Ward serves as Scholar in Residence on Pursuing Justice Bus Tour

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Professor Ward worked with WashU students and Olin Library Data Services to develop a digital "Trip Tik" supporting reflection and learning on Pursuing Justice bus tour through Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama

Bringing digital methodologies into the humanities classroom

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A new partnership between Washington University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis introduces graduate students to the digital tools that are changing the very nature of humanities scholarship — and expanding the kinds of questions scholars are asking.

A War With Words: How Spain’s Women Lobbied Against Slavery in Cuba

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Interview with Faculty Fellow Akiko Tsuchiya

WashU Summer in Kenya 2020 will Enrich a Broad Array of Study Areas

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Apply by February 1, 2020 for Washington University's Summer 2020 Program in Kenya. This dynamic program offers four weeks of full immersion in Nairobi, Rift Valley, and the coastal region of Kenya. The Summer 2020 program will run from May 29, 2020 through June 29, 2020.

Wilkins and Martin win Grant to Explore Religious Values and Public Virtue

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Environmental Justice Initiative takes root at WashU

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The recently launched initiative works with community leaders to address local injustices, spread awareness both on campus and in the community, and further involve students in these efforts.

AFAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2020-2021

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The Department of African and African American Studies (AFAS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and social sciences for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the option to apply for a second-year renewal.

UCollege Spotlight on Zachary Manditch-Prottas for Summer Course

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Impressed by the clear draw his Summer course had for students, the University College Summer School program has chosen to feature the Department of African & African-American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Zachary Manditch-Prottas and his course "James Baldwin: Life, Letter, Legacy" for their Faculty Spotlight.

On George Sanchez

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George Sanchez has helped shape a new generation of academics who have promoted connections with nonacademic organizations, the focus of his talk in 2019 James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education, “Bridging the Divided City: Preparing Students for a New Los Angeles” (3 pm, Sept. 27). In advance of that event, scholar Mary Ann Dzuback writes about Sanchez’s longtime commitment to preserving the multiethnic and multiracial stories of a community in Los Angeles.

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.

Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies established

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More than $1.1 million has been secured by Johnson and his partners from the NSF and the Spencer Foundation to support The Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM) has been established at Washington University in St. Louis.

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