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  • In his article "The False God of Nationalism: Americans Face a New Nationalism," in the New School of Social Research's Public Seminar, Assistant Professor of Religion and African & African-American Studies explores Martin Luther King, Jr.'s concern that he lived in an age where people had "turned away from the eternal God of the universe, and decided to worship at the shrine of the god of...


    Smashing Agassiz's Boulder: Debunking Biological Conceptions of Race Beyond the Millennium

    January 11, 2018

    Lecture   -   4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   -   Haldeman Center, Rm 041

    Dinner/Reception   -   5:45 - 7 PM   -   Kemeny Hall, Math Lounge

    Free and Open to the Public

    “In the late nineteenth century, Charles Darwin proposed that all humans share a common ancestor and that evolution...

  • Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholars working in any area of Africana Studies, broadly construed. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated...

  • Dr. Deborah King has been awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement. This prestigious accolade recognizes her work over many decades as a leader working toward social justice in her research, pedagogy, and program-building work and as a mentor to generations of faculty and students. She has been one of the major figures who has built and maintained the African and African American Studies program as a space...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Africa: Transdisciplinary Conversations brought together scholars, artists, and activists for a productive two days of roundtables and panel discussions November 3-4, 2017.

    Presented by the AAAS Program, the symposium was co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program, the Dean of the Arts & Humanities, the Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Dickey Center, the Leslie Center, and the Office of the Provost.

    A photography exhibition by...

  • Writer Chika Unigwe will be in residence with the AAAS Program the week of October 28th to November 5th. She will also be speaking at the keynote roundtable for the Gender and Sexuality in Africa Conference on November 3rd.

    Chika Unigwe was born in Enugu, Enugu...

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    Faculty contact: Professor Trica Keaton,...

  • Press release from Yale University:

    Yale announces 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery,
    Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Frederick
    Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American
    experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the
    Gilder Lehrman Center...

  • The African and African American Studies Program announces that Playwright Mohammed Ben Abdallah will be in residence at Dartmouth College from July 5-13, 2017. He will be working on a new play based on the life of a British colonial governor and his English and Asante wives living on the Gold Coast of West Africa in the mid 19th century. He will be visiting several classes and meeting with faculty and students. Please contact Jesse Shipley...

  • Rashauna Johnson has been awarded the 2016 Williams Prize by the Louisiana Historical Association and The Historic New Orleans Collection for her book, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (...