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By Erica King Ohio University students filled the Athena theater on Thursday, Sept. 11, to hear faculty members from the Center for Law, Justice and Culture talk about recent events in Ferguson, MO. Dr. Patricia Gunn, Associate Professor of African American Studies; Dr. Kelly Faust, Assistant Professor of Sociology-Criminology; and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Sep 18

The African Studies Department welcomes Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries as the newest faculty team member. Jeffries earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on African American social movements, women’s history, as well as Black Nationalism and expressions of identity. She will be teaching AAS 3450 The Black Woman […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Jul 30

Ohio University alum Tynita M. White’s name sits atop the fiscal analysis of Ohio H.B. 557—a bill that designates June 20, 2014, as “Freedom Summer Day.” White is an Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellow, working in Columbus through December. At OHIO, she majored in Political Science and minored in African […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Jul 01

Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in a Refinery29 post on “The Fashion Mistakes You Need to Avoid.” From Pharrell wearing a headdress on the cover of ELLE, to Sky Ferreira’s Girlz In The Hood music […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Jun 17

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, published an article on “Garveyism Looks Toward the Pacific: The UNIA and Black Workers in the American West” in Perspectives journal online. In the article, Muhammad discusses the growth of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) or the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 21

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, analyzes Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film, due out in July. Gillespie’s piece on Do The Right Thing is part of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film, which comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 21

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published an essay on “Dirty Pretty Things: The Racial Grotesque and Contemporary Art” in the new book Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights, which is due out in July. Post-Soul Satire is edited by Derek Maus and Jim Donahue (University Press of […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 21

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published “Smiling Faces: Chameleon Street, Racial Passing/Performativity, and Film Blackness” in Passing Interest: Racial Passing in U.S. Fiction, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010. Gillespie’s essay examines Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street (1990) and the ways that the film’s story of a black “Great […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 20

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published an article on “2 Nigs United 4 West Compton: A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson” in Liquid Blackness in April 2014. Excerpts: Kevin Jerome Everson’s work represents a distinct processing of materials, craft, and blackness. While he has worked […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 20

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad’s article on “Separate and Unsanitary: African-American Women Railroad Car Cleaners and the Women’s Service Section, 1918-1920,” was named a runner-up for the prize for best article published by the Journal of Women’s History in 2011-2012. Muhammad is Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 12

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