Kwame E. Otu, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies, awarded a 2018 NCH Summer Fellowship from the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Otu will continue work on his book project Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana.
Deborah E. McDowell, Director of African-American and African Studies and Alice Griffin Professor of English, receives the Distinguished Women's Scholar Award from Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. The award “recognizes the doctoral alumnae of Purdue who have made significant scholarly contributions.
Congratulations Class of 2018 from all of us at the Carter G. Woodson Institute upon successful completion of a demanding course of study! We are as pleased and as proud as your family must be. We are looking forward to seeing you at our diploma ceremony.
Our departmental diploma ceremony will be conducted Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Minor Hall Room 125
Please come out for SWAHILI CULTURAL NIGHT.
When: April 27,2017
Where: 110 Minor Hall
You are invited to the Swahili Cultural Night event organized by Swahili Students at UVA. Students will be presenting skits, songs and poems. They also welcome you to taste some delicious Swahili food.
See you there!
Woodson Faculty Feature at the Virginia Festival of the Book
Andrew Karhl debuted his new book "Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline." Professor Kahrl also participated in the panel "Civic Activism: 1960s Protests for Equal Access" and moderated "Economic Inequality: What’s In Your Wallet?"
UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL
Writing and performing original plays and hip-hop. Learning African dances that enslaved people brought with them from regions of Africa to the American South. Making collages with “found” poetry. Putting broken pottery back together – showing the cracks – using the Japanese kintsugi repair method.
- March 2nd 7:00 pm, The Haven
- Performance of "A King's Story" by Joshua St. Hill, Amaya Wallace, and the Monticello Drama Department
- Performance of plays created during the 12-hour play project, "How to Live in Charlottesville"
- Performance of musical composition on redevelopment by children of Friendship Court
- Poetry readings
- Display and discussion of Kintsugi pottery and Solidarity Cards