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  • I am a 2015 graduate of Dartmouth College from Clearwater, Florida. While at Dartmouth, I majored in African & African American Studies and served as the President of the Afro-American Society. My senior year, I was awarded a Senior Fellowship to produce a thirty-minute documentary film on the complexity of black male identity. I also received the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, William Cook-Louise Cook Jacobs Award, and Dean's Plate Award. Now, I am a second-year PhD student in...

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  • Jesse Weaver Shipley is an ethnographer, filmmaker, and artist who joined the faculty in the African and African American Studies Program this year. His work explores the links between aesthetics and politics by focusing on performances and popular cultures in the midst of changing economic regimes and forms of sovereignty.

    Two female world-boxing champs, the focus of Professor Shipley's film-in-the-works,...

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  • The New York Times has published an article about Pamela Joyner ('79) and her efforts to bring attention to abstract art by African American and other artists from the African diaspora.

  • This fall, Jesse Shipley will be teaching AAAS 11/Introduction to African Studies and AAAS 87.09/ANTH 12.14/African Popular Culture.

    Trica Keaton will be on campus this fall and will begin teaching next year.

    Vaughn Booker...

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  • "I think one of the most important things to remember in this moment, and something that the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement tweeted out in the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Dallas, is that the Black Lives Matter movement is a movement for justice, equality and community. It is not a movement that in any way celebrates or promotes the murder of anyone—police officer, civilian, black, or white. What we are all working for is a world that is less violent, less unequal, and...

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  • For her senior project, Tailour Garbutt ('16) explored the experiences of black women at Dartmouth from the 1970s to the present. She is profiled in Dartmouth Now, and her online senior project, "Speaking Our Truths," may be accessed here.

    A double major in African and African American Studies and English, Garbutt has...

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  • Spring featured visits to campus by two acclaimed graphic artists: Kyle Baker, whose 2005 book NAT TURNER is widely taught; and Keith Knight, syndicated cartoonist, who gave his traveling slide show presentation: "They Shoot Black People, Don't They? A Cartoonist's Look at 20 Years of Police Brutality."

  • I wrote my senior thesis on Nigeria: The Emerging Giant (or something like that). On graduation all I wanted to do was to go to Nigeria, and the Peace Corps became my vehicle for doing just that @ St. Michaels College in Oleh via Ughelli in what was then the Mid West State of Nigeria. For 2 years I was the history teacher, coach (soccer, bball, athletics etc.), and general gadfly breaking old Brit rules of education along with my PC roommate for about 300 mostly quite motivated but poorly "...

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  • After graduating from Dartmouth I went on a one-year fellowship study in London, England, studying the Nigerian design diaspora there and a year later worked as a programmer and educator at the Brooklyn Museum. While working at the Brooklyn Museum, my previous background in African and African American Art from courses I took at Dartmouth and professors I worked closely with was incredibly useful. Now I am currently in my second year of a PhD program in Communications, where I am studying...

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  • After graduating from Dartmouth with the class of 2013, I began working with the SEAD, stepping into their new College Pathway Coordinator role. As my first full-time position, it was a great opportunity to build the foundation for us to meet the students' needs around college access and success. Seven years of Hanover, however will make you restless. I decided to move back to my hometown of Harlem, NYC as a college and career advisor for KIPP NYC charter school network. After a year of...

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