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AFRICANA STUDIES NEWS

Faculty Present Work in South Africa

Four members of the HWS faculty presented papers at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA) this spring. The conference, "Texts Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," featured the work of Professor Emeritus of French and Francophone Studies George Joseph, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessi...
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Dunn Discusses Africa on WRVO

Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn was interviewed for a WRVO public radio segment, "The Campbell Conversations," hosted by Grant Reeher, the director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and professor of political science at Syracuse University. The show, in which Dunn and Campbell discuss African politics, originally aired on WRVO (89.9 in Oswego/Syracuse) on Sunday, March ...
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Dunn Releases Book on African Politics

Kevin Dunn, chair and associate professor of political science at HWS, and Pierre Englebert, a professor of African politics at Pomona College, have announced the publication of their co-authored textbook, "Inside African Politics," an important work that introduces readers to a rich exploration of contemporary politics in Africa. Released by Lynne Rienner Publishers, one of the foremost publishe...
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Lamerique’13 Enters Penn Law

After graduating from Hobart summa cum laude this spring, Jose Lamerique '13 will pursue a law degree at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the country's eight Ivy League institutions. "I have wanted to go into law school since graduating from high school," says Lamerique, who earned his B.A. in history with a minor in Africana studies. "I assessed my strengths and weaknesses and decided that...
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New York Times Features Perkins’12

Rashid Perkins '12 was recently featured in a piece by the New York Times editorial board about the Fresh Air Fund. Perkins participated in the Fresh Air Fund's summer program starting at 7 years old. The article begins, "Rashid Perkins still remembers that first day. One summer morning, when he was 7, he left his home in Jamaica, Queens. At the Port Authority Bus Terminal, he said goodbye to his...
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