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Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Jeffries Authors ‘Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism’

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitDr. Bayyinah S. Jeffries authored an article on “Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism” in Genealogy. Jeffries is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Abstract: The Nation of Islam’s influence has extended beyond the United States. This Black American Muslim movement has used […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Holcomb Authors New Book: ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Edward Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, authored a book being released on Sept. 11 titled Teaching Hemingway and Race. “Teaching Hemingway and Race provides a practicable means for teaching the subject of race in Hemingway’s writing and related texts—from how to approach ethnic, nonwhite international, and tribal characters […]

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Posted on 08/30/2018

Muhammad Presents at Conference Black Radicalism in the United States

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitDr. Robin Muhammad joined more than 80 activists, scholars, and artists in New York City for a two-day conference on Black Radicalism in the United States. Muhammad is Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Ohio University. The conference brought together scholars and activists dealing with the history […]

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Posted on 05/02/2018

Holcomb Edits Collection on ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Literature, edited pedagogical collection on Teaching Hemingway and Race. (Kent: Kent State University Press, 2018). Appearing in the Kent State University Press “Teaching Hemingway” series, the collection suggests ways for high school and college instructors to teach Hemingway’s writings apropos issues of racial, […]

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Posted on 01/15/2018

Moak Challenges ‘School-Prison Pipeline’ Narrative

Dr. Daniel Moak, standing outside with greeneryby Aissatou Boye, ’20 As part of the Wealth and Poverty theme’s Urban Challenges week, Dr. Daniel Moak challenged the school-to-prison narrative in a talk Nov. 2 on “Class Absence: School-Prison Pipeline.” Watch Moak’s talk on A&S TV. Moak, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and a faculty affiliate of […]

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Posted on 12/10/2017

Holcomb Gets NEH Grant for Institute on African American Fiction Author

Dr. Gary Edward HolcombBy Chris Caldwell Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, working in concert with faculty from around the nation, has secured a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant totaling nearly $200,000. The grant was issued on July 28, 2015. In total the NEH issued $36.6 million dollars to […]

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Posted on 08/23/2015

Muhammad Works on ‘In the Same Boat’ Project in Lisbon

Dr. Robin Muhammad at Lisnave ShipyardDr. 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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Posted on 11/17/2014

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

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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Posted on 10/17/2014

Hardison Publishes Book on ‘Writing through Jane Crow’

Writing through Jane CrowDr. Ayesha K. Hardison, Associate Professor of English, published a book on Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature (University of Virginia Press 2014). In Writing through Jane Crow, Hardison examines African American literature and its representation of black women during the pivotal but frequently […]

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Posted on 05/22/2014