News from the African/African American Studies department
- October 25, 2011 at 11:16 am
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- July 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Diaspora is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of both traditional
diasporas and new transnational dispersions. Complete archive from 1991 to present is now available on Project MUSE.
- July 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm
Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had an hour-long conversation about his recent book, Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keïta, on First World Music, a show on WVKR radio of Vassar College, on June 19. A podcast of the show is available here. A transcript of the interview will be published by Mondomix, an Italian online music magazine.
- June 16, 2011 at 8:00 am
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19: 2011 African Studies Association Annual Meeting Preliminary Program, 50 Years of African Liberation, now posted at: www.africanstudies.org, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Site includes Annual Meeting schedule of major events. Annual Meeting will end after Dance Party, Saturday, November 19. No Sunday sessions.
(Wednesday, November 16. ASA free pre-conference workshops for in-depth exploration on range of topics/venues. Info will soon be posted re registration.)
Saturday, November 19. The Abiola Lecture (a luncheon plenary sponsored by Women's Caucus) to be presented by Dr. Sylvia Tamale, Dean of Law School, Makerere University. Tickets available soon, $20.00. Dr. Tamale will also be opening speaker for morning Teacher’s Workshop.
Panels and roundtables are grouped into 17 thematic sections. Each section was organized by a member of the Program Committee, chaired by Carol Thompson of Northern Arizona University. Each panel or roundtable and poster session has been assigned a session, indicating day and time to be held.
Your Changes to Program
This is a preliminary program. Please review carefully for date and time of your panel, roundtable or poster session. Index at end of preliminary program contains names of all presenters. Send requests for corrections and/or changes to Carol Thompson, Program Chair (Carol.Thompson@nau.edu). Please put the words “Program Changes” in the subject line. All requests for changes MUST be received by July 15, 2011.
Pre-Registration Deadline The deadline for Annual Meeting pre-registration is Friday, September 30, 2011. Any registration beyond the deadline must be made on-site. Pre-register for the best rate.
- June 15, 2011 at 8:27 am
We are delighted to announced that Professor Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg has accepted the appointment of new Director of the Program in African and African-American Studies, effective July 1, 2011. Pamela will direct the Program for the next two years. Her excellent teaching, scholarship, current research project in West African gender issues in transnational context, recent chairship of SOAN, national leadership in the field, vision, and amiability make Pamela supremely qualified to move us through the next step in the process of repositioning the Program as a key component of a first-class liberal arts education at Carleton.