$1000 South African Women’s Alliance 2019 Scholarship Writing Competition: APPLY NOW!

Posted On July 29, 2019
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The South African Women’s Alliance is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Academic Year Scholarship Competition. As a part of its commitment to support educational programs and research, students are invited to participate in SAWA’s scholarship program. To enter, students must present in 2000 words or less, a letter to the current President of South… more »

Alumni Spotlight: Dante Studamire wins Outstanding Fellow award at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Summer pre-doctoral Institute

Posted On July 23, 2019
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AAS M.A. program graduate and aspiring scholar Dante Studamire recently officially completed a fellowship with the Summer pre-doctoral Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dante had the opportunity to give two presentations at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium. The first was a poster presentation entitled “(Re)imagining Community: Academic Institutions as Sites of… more »

Meet Our New Lecturer- Dr. Lisa Shannon

Posted On July 22, 2019
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We are elated to welcome Dr. Lisa R. Shannon to the Department of African-American Studies. She joins our faculty with the rank of Lecturer. Dr. Shannon comes to AAS with a variety of professional experience and a national reputation as a scholar.

Lisa R. Shannon was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and reared in… more »

AAS Faculty Update: Introducing Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey

Posted On July 16, 2019
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The Department welcomes Professor Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey to its core faculty. Dr. Bonnette-Bailey comes to AAS with a variety of professional experience and a national reputation as a scholar. She joins our faculty with the rank of Associate Professor after 10 years of service in our university’s Department of Political Science. Dr. Bonnette-Bailey will continue… more »

The Department welcomes Dr. Jonathan Gayles as new chair

Posted On July 10, 2019
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Jonathan Gayles, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A., Psychology), Winthrop University (M.S., School Psychology) and the University of South Florida (Ph.D., applied anthropology). His primary areas of interest include the anthropology of education, Black masculinity, and critical media studies.… more »