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Center Events Bring Scholars, Collaborators, and Guests to UF

The Center’s Annual “Fall Reception” was held on September 12th. Center Affiliate faculty member, Dr. Sheila K. Dickison, of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, gave the keynote address, and was named the “Uppity Woman Award” recipient and Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, of the African American Studies Program, as awarded the Distinguished Affiliate Contribution Award. […]


Book Nook: Recently Published Books by Center Faculty and Affiliates

Thomasenia Lott Adams, Taylor Wenzel, Kristopher J. Childs, Samamtha Neff, Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Girls, grades K-5, Solution Tree, 2019. Dr. Adams is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education and an affiliate of the Center. Nancy E. Dowd, Reimagining Equality: A New Deal for […]


Where Art and Science Meet

UF’s Studiolab brings together two cultures. Sixty years ago, scientist and novelist C.P. Snow introduced the idea of the “Two Cultures” — science and art — and how practitioners of each discipline eschewed the other. During the last six decades, barriers between the two have broken down, although siloed thinking is more prevalent than not, […]

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Spanish and Portuguese Studies Awards 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 award winners!


Reimagining the Humanities

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New Book Releases from Faculty and Alumni

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Constructing Identities: Amos Tutuola and the Ibadan Literary Elite in the wake of Nigerian Independence

Mackenzie Finley Department of History University of Texas at Austin mackenziejfinley@gmail.com Abstract With Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola as primary subject, this paper attempts to understand the construction of sociocultural identities in Nigeria in the wake of independence. Despite the international success of his literary publications, Tutuola was denied access to the most intimate discourses on […]

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The Landbound Chicken and the Deliberate Chameleon yet have their Uses: Yorùbá Art History, Language, and Interpretation

Kathy Curnow Cleveland State University k.curnow@csuohio.edu Abstract Rowland Abiodun’s Yorùbá Art and Language contains many extremely valuable features, wrapped around a question he raises in its introduction: can foreign scholars ever truly understand a work the way its Yorùbá makers and users do? Language mastery certainly provides the native speaker with access to inestimable insights […]


Center Faculty Receive Grants to Transform the Curriculum Through Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching

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Humanities and the Sunshine State

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