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After Ferguson

 

After Ferguson: Race and Social Justice in a Post-Obama America

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Higgins 300

7:30pm- 9:00pm

 

 

Cooper

"Doing History in a Time of Political Liberation and Economic Crisis"

Keynote Address: Africa in the 1970s Workshop

Frederick Cooper- Professor of History, New York University
Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00pm, Stokes South Room 376

Works-In-Progress Lecture Series

 

"The Jihadi Who Sat by the Door: Portraying the Black Muslim, Policing the Muslim"

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

 Cynthia Young, Assoc. Professor of English and AADS, Boston College

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm

"The Darkness and Blackness of God: An Important Distinction for Christian Mystical-Political Theology"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Prof. Andrew Prevot, Asst.Professor of Theology, Boston College 

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship

 

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.

ONLINE APPLICATION:

apply.interfolio.com/27372 

FREE APPLICATION PROCESS

Find more information about the African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship

The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship provides up to $3,000 toward domestic or international travel, including transportation, lodging, meals, and  research-related expenses. The award must be used between 1 June and 20 January of the fellowship year to facilitate a research project of between 15 and 20 double-spaced pages.

Deadline: March 27, 2015 

Sample Proposal.

newsletter

Feel free to browse through the AADS Newsletter for the 2012-2013 school year.

McGuffey

Faculty News

Associate Professor Shawn McGuffey published an article with the International Justice Project exploring attitudes in South Africa after Sudanese President Bashir was allowed to leave the country.

McGuffey

Faculty News

Prof. C. Shawn McGuffey attended an international conference in Tanzania to discuss Darfurian refugees with African/regionally-based experts, policy makers, human rights practitioners, and representatives from the Hague (International Criminal Court). Prof. McGuffey's past research helped inform the ways in which the Darfurian genocide is being handled at the International Criminal Court. Read more here.

 

 

Rhonda Frederick

Faculty Publication Highlights featuring Prof. Rhonda Frederick

Boston College Libraries’ features Prof. Rhonda Frederick’s article, "Making Jamaican Love: Colin Channer's Waiting in Vain and Romance-ified Diaspora Identities." Click here to read the article and to watch the interview.

 

Jean-Charles-Conflict

Faculty Publication Highlights featuring Prof. Regine Jean-Charles

Prof. Jean Charles' recent publication, Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary was featured by the Boston College Libraries. Click here to watch the full interview with Prof. Jean-Charles.

Advancing Research and Scholarship at Boston College

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AADS Director, Martin Summers, will be a panelist for this inaugural University wide event. This year’s theme is Global Public Health: Policy, Disparity and Disease.  For event details and registration, click here.

 

Prof. Young

Faculty Publication Highlights: Dr. Cynthia Young

Dr. Young’s article entitled “Black Ops: Black Masculinity and the War on Terror” was recently published in the American Quarterly. Click here to read Dr. Cynthia Young’s article.

 

Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in Francophone Imaginary

Faculty Book Release: Dr. Regine Jean-Charles

Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary explores the relationship between rape and narratives of violence in francophone literature and culture. The book offers ways to account for the raped bodies beneath the conflicts of slavery, genocide, dictatorship, natural disasters and war—and to examine why doing so is necessary. Through a feminist analysis of the rhetoric and representation of rape in francophone African and Caribbean cultural production, Conflict Bodies examines theoretical, visual, and literary texts that challenge the dominant views of postcolonial violence.

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