Voices of the Diaspora
African and African Diaspora Studies
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Return the completed form to the AADS Office, Lyons Hall 301
Thursday, November 12th, 4:30-6:00 pm, McGuinn Hall 121
Olive Senior, Writer
'''Like Soldiers Going to War': The West Indian Builders of the Panama Canal"
Thursday, Februrary 25, 4:30-6:00 pm, Devlin Hall 101
Professor Joshua Guild, Department of History, Princeton University
"'This Could Be You': Confronting the Specter of Racial Violence in Postwar New York and London"
Wednesday, November 4, 12:00-1:30 pm, Lyons 301
Adam Lewis, Assistant Professor of English, Boston College
"The Liberia Herald's Transatlantic Exchanges"
Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-1:30 pm, Lyons 301
Tyesha Maddox, AADS 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellow
Department of History, New York University
"From Invisible to Immigrants: Political Activism and the Construction of Caribbean American Identity, 1890–1940"
Deadline: Friday, 15 January 2016 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.
Deadline: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at 5 pm EST
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. Find out more about the AVH Traveling Fellowship.
Blacks in Boston Conference
"Blacks in Boston: Black ... and Immigrant"
Saturday, 2 April 2016, Gasson Hall 100.
Sonia Chiamaka Okorie traveled to Ghana on an Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship to conduct a research project on malaria prevention as a volunteer with the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI), a non-governmental organization. As a GHEI field coordinator, she worked with other volunteers and local community health workers on comprehensive surveys that gauged the success of past malaria interventions and identified opportunities for new interventions. Read the BC Chronicle's article and Chiamaka's blog post about her experience in Ghana.
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland Wins Catholic Press Association Award
Theology Professor and AADS Core Faculty, Prof. M. Shawn Copeland won a first place Catholic Press Award in the category of Best Essay Originating With a Magazine or Newsletter: National General Interest Magazine. She was recognized for her piece "Revisiting Racism" for America Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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