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By Rachel Sayers From Compass Welcoming in the New Year will be a bit different this year for Alexis Chambers and Alexis Apparicio, two Ohio University Political Science students who have been chosen to visit Israel as part of the Jewish National Fund’s Caravan for Democracy. The trip, which will […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Dec 09

Dr. Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Ohio University, is a member of In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and ship repair workers: a global labour history (1950-2010). The project involves the study of shipbuilding labor around the world from World War II until the present […]

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

Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Literature, has been awarded a FIRST (Faculty-In-Residence-Summer-Term) grant by the University of Colorado, Boulder. The University of Colorado’s FIRST is an exclusive program for summer session where some of the best and brightest faculty come to CU from national and international universities such […]

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

By Akil Houston Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies from Media Commons Listen: mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/09/02/badu-family-ruminations-southern-aesthetic Before southern rap was homogenized by a commercial industry obsessed with a derivative southern aesthetic with danceable drawled out hooks and questionable evidence of lyrics, the South crafted a distinct flavor. The Dirty South, not […]

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

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

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