Africana Studies


Writing for Change: Ramtahal ’20 Publishes Chapbook

Daffodils in the GardenBJessica Ramtahal ’20 released her first formal publication, daffodils in the garden on Amazon in July. The self-published book of poems speaks of the trauma that Ramtahal has faced and…
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Preludes to the Nigerian Genocide

Chukwuma Onyia, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason UniversityChukwuma Onyia, associate director of the Genocide Prevention in Africa Initiative, joins the HWS Human Rights and Genocide Symposium lecture series with his talk “Nigeria: Re-Conceptualizing and Defining History.” Based at…
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Model African Union

Model African UN 054Last weekend, the HWS chapter of Model African Union hosted the fourth annual New York 6 Regional Model African Union Conference on campus, with HWS members serving as delegates representing Ethiopia,…
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HWS Summer Classes

Summer Outside3Hobart and William Smith Colleges will offer two sessions of classes this summer for current and non-matriculated students to take courses for full academic credit. The programs provide an opportunity…
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Gallouët Presents at Interdisciplinary Conference in Senegal

Gallouet_1Catherine Gallouët, professor of French and Francophone Studies and Africana Studies, recently presented at the international conference of the Groupe de Recherches sur les Représentations Européennes de l’Afrique et des…
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Hannah Glenshaw '17

Africana Studies major; French and Francophone Studies minor

Hannah Glenshaw '17

"Coming from a South African background, I have always been fascinated by African culture. I often find myself drawn to subjects that pertain to African issues such as colonial history, race and culture."


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