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
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 »
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 »
I would like to officially and warmly welcome Professor Jonathan I. Gayles as the new Chair of the Department of African-American Studies (AAS) at Georgia State University (GSU), effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Gayles has vision, experience, and is well-respected by our faculty throughout the University and within the discipline of African American… more »
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 »
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 »