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.
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.
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.
The real Wakanda: African Film Festival showcases continent’s rich diversity
Set for March 23-25, the 13th annual African Film Festival will showcase seven films and feature French journalist and activist Rokhaya Diallo, who will discuss her film “From Paris to Ferguson: Guilty of Being Black.”
On Topic: The history of black studies with Gerald Early
by Rosalind Early of The Source
Jeffrey McCune to be scholar-in-residence at 26th American Men’s Studies conference
McCune will serve as scholar-in-residence — and deliver the keynote address — for “Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities,” the 26th annual conference of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA).
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Search
The deadline for postdoctoral applications is March 5, 2018.
Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa
Timothy Parsons reviews Maggie Dwyer's book for the Journal of African Military History.
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
James Baldwin: Some degrees of separation
In this piece for the Library of America, Rafia Zafar reflects on how her proximity to James Baldwin (whom she never met) and their shared New York City background offers insights into the “somewhat jumbled past” underlying her “accomplished adult self.”