Africana Studies


Exploring the History of Hanoi

SiifGrant-Tolulope-all-duWhile studying the political history of Vietnam, Tolulope Arasanyin ’21 focused her abroad experience on a project that allowed her to interview people who had experienced the move from colonialism…
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Announcing the Fisher Center Spring Series

Ivanchikova Alla 00019The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice continues its 2019-20 exploration of the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future,” with speakers and events throughout the…
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Exploring Identity in First-Year Seminars

Campus Fall Photos-00502BFirst-year students at Hobart and William Smith are examining the complex nature of identity through the lenses of race, privilege, personal experience and national character. At HWS, the First-Year Seminar…
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Stephens ’00 Making a Difference

Stephens HasanIn the backyard of many Syracuse homes, Hasan Stephens ’00 is making a difference through his work as executive director of Good Life Youth Foundation, an organization that he started…
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Dunn Publishes New Edition of Inside African Politics

Dunn Kevin Class-00029This summer marked the release of the second edition of Inside African Politics, coauthored by Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences at…
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Payne ’73 Headlines Career Journeys, Africana Studies Reception

Payne KayDuring Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019, Dr. Kay Payne ’73, professor emerita at Howard University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, returned to campus to share her experience with students…
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Endowed Professor Spotlight: Kevin Dunn

Kevin DunnPolitical Science Professor Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, has produced a wide-ranging body of scholarship examining international relations theory, African politics,…
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Studying Black Identity Formation

Yalemwork Teferra '20 and Assistant Professor of Economics Keoka Grayson meet discuss summer research.As part of the 2019 Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellowship, Yalemwork Teferra ’21 is studying the relationship between black identity formation and the criminalization of black…
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Taylor ’19 Earns Fulbright to Kenya

Taylor Brandi  Fulbright-00010Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’20 is the recipient of a 2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant beginning in January 2020.…
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“Social Biology” Art Exhibit

Faculty, staff and students attend the "Social Biology" art exhibit by Jess Ramtahal '20, which explores the intersection of race and gender.Africana Studies and English major Jess Ramtahal ’20 presented an art exhibit titled “Social Biology,” which explored the intersection of race and gender. Ramtahal’s collection of paintings were on display…
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