Congratulations to this year's UGBC President and Vice-President elect, Akosua Achampong and Christina King! Achampong, MCAS '18, is an English major with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. In addition to being elected President, she is also this year's recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Christina King, MCAS'18, the UGBC Vice-President elect, is a Sociology major and the recipient of the 2016 Amanda V. Houston Fellowship.
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Sociology Associate Professor and AADS Core Faculty, C. Shawn McGuffey is the recipient of the 2016 Kimberle Crenshaw Outstanding Article Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. His article is entitled, "Rape and Racial Appraisals: Culture, Intersectionality and Black Women's Account of Sexual Assault." Click here for the full citation. Prof. McGuffey is also the co-recipient of the Distinguished Article Award from the Race, Gender and Class section of the American Sociological Association.
Communication Assistant Professor and AADS Core Faculty, Prof. Anjali Vats is a featured scholar in the UM Diversity Scholars Network for February 2016. Prof. Vat's teaches courses in the areas of race, rhetoric, law and media studies. Her research is focused on rhetorics of race in law and popular culture. Prof. Vats received a 2016-2017 AAUW postdoctoral fellowship. She will be spending the next academic year as Visiting Professor of Law at UC-Davis Law School.
March 15th, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University "Black Lives Matter in the Trump Era" Devlin 101, 4:30-6:00 pm
March 22, Tatiana Cruz, 2016-2017 AADS Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, University of Michigan
"The Politics of Black-Brown Housing in Boston, 1965-1985"
April 5, Joel Kemp, PhD Student, Department of Theology, Boston College
"Didn't My Lord?: The Book of Daniel and African-American Exilic Identity"
African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field. Find more information about the African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship.
To Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/39450
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Amanda V Houston Traveling Fellowship
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, 30 MARCH 2017 AT 5 PM EST
The Amanda V. Houston Travelling Fellowship provides up to $3000 toward domestic or international travel, including transportation, lodging, meals and research-related expenses. Explore the AADS website to learn more about the AVH Traveling Fellowship.
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