The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

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Julius Fleming named the 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar, by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Outgoing post-doctoral fellow, Julius Fleming, has been named the 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar, by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  The award is granted to ten “emerging faculty leaders who represent both research excellence and an extraordinary commitment to mentoring students and serving their campuses and professions,” said Stephanie J.

Telisha Dionne Bailey awarded the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholarship

Telisha Dionne Bailey, Woodson post-doctoral fellow, was awarded the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholarship, a collaboration between the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Bailey will continue work on her book manuscript: “Please Don't Forget About Me:" African American Women, Mississippi, and the History of Crime and Punishment in Parchman Prison, 1890-1980."

Kwame E. Otu awarded a 2018 NCH Summer Fellowship from the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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 receives the Distinguished Women's Scholar Award from Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

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.

SWAHILI CULTURAL NIGHT

Please come out for SWAHILI CULTURAL NIGHT.

 

When: April 27,2017

Where: 110 Minor Hall

Time: 5:00-6:30PM

 

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!

"Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st Century"

In the spirit of Papa Legba (a Haitian lwa, or spirit, who acts as a crossroads between the human and non-human worlds), this conference is dedicated to what Gina Ulysse has called “New Narratives of Haiti.” We envision this conference as a series of roundtables. Dispensing with formal papers, we hope to facilitate conversation as a crossroads at which scholars might generatively explore Haitian history, art, politics, and culture in ways that contest narratives of fear, repression, failure, and dependency.

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