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Constitution Day | Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing, Sept. 17

Graphic juxtaposing police mug shot and graduation cap, in black and whiteThe CLJC and the Office of the Provost invite you to Ohio University’s Constitution Day, an event that features several faculty discussing “Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing” on Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Watch on YouTube. Watch on Facebook. Recent protests against police shootings that target primarily […]

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Posted on 09/02/2020

Muhammad Researches Global History of Shipyard Workers in Virtual Workshop

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitDr. Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor of African American Studies,  has been collaborating with scholars, historians, sociologists and economists from all over the world to research shipyard labor, technology and policy. Due to COVID-19, Muhammad and her fellow scholars transitioned to hosting a virtual workshop to discuss newly found research that […]

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Posted on 08/21/2020

Popsugar Interviews Houston about Celebrity Cultural Appropriation Mistakes

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officePopsugar quotes Dr. Akil Houston, associate professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, extensively in a story headlined “15 Celebrity Cultural Appropriation Mistakes We Should All Learn From.” “Black women are often demonized, caricatured, and body-shamed for their hair, styles of clothing, and cultural production, like dance or vernacular,” […]

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Posted on 07/31/2020

Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice, July 31

Sharon Cooper, portraitFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University community is invited to attend “Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice,” a conversation with Sharon Cooper, on Friday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual event will take place on Zoom and feature a discussion and […]

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Posted on 07/22/2020

University Mourns Vattel “Ted” Rose, Associate Professor Emeritus of African American Studies

Dr. Vattel "Ted" Rose, Ohio University African American Studies chair, classroom lecture, 1980.The Ohio University community mourns the May 12 passing of Dr. Vattel “Ted” Rose, Associate Professor Emeritus of African American Studies. He arrived at OHIO in 1978, having earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He chaired the African American Studies Department for nearly two decades. “After graduating from […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Happy Beginnings | Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture Students Continue to LJC Master’s

Kristin Tate, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Three OHIO students who began their path in Athens in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture will continue their education within law and society studies […]

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Posted on 04/30/2020

Happy Beginnings | 2020 LJC Certificate Graduates Starting Careers, Grad School

Graduation illustration with mortarboards flying  Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Center for Law, Justice & Culture faculty are very proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of OHIO students graduating in Spring 2020 with the […]

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Posted on 04/29/2020

Summer and Fall 2020 | Law, Justice & Culture Undergraduate Courses, Including Online

Center for Law Justice & Culture logoThe following list includes required and elective course offerings for the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate offered in Summer and Fall 2020. The list includes online as well as face-to-face courses. The certificate is offered by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University. Please check the course […]

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Posted on 03/23/2020

CBC Radio Interviews Holcomb about Discovering ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitCBC’s On Demand with Tom Power interviewed Dr. Gary Holcomb about “rediscovering Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel that was lost to history.” Holcomb is Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Claude McKay was a seminal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The Jamaican-born writer is remembered, in part, […]

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Posted on 03/11/2020

CANCELED | Book Launch & Reading | Romance in Marseille, March 27

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitNote: This event has been canceled. The African American Studies Department hosts a book launch and reading of Romance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, at the Athena Cinema on March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-editors Holcomb of Ohio University and Dr. William […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020