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AFA Faculty Win Grants!

Several of the African American Studies core faculty members, affiliate faculty members, and advisory board members are members of research teams that have been awarded Intersections Grants from the Mellon Foundation (organized by the Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere).  See the information below and information about each of the four grants The African American Studies faculty, affiliates, and […]

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste Wins A Second Book Award!

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Gender, Women’s Studies, and Sexualities Research, recently won the Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association for her book, Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Routledge 2017). This Award is given to “the most outstanding scholarly book published during […]

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African Americans in Paris Spring Break Class

During the 2018 spring break in March, Dr. Sharon Austin accompanied 13 students to Paris for the African Americans in Paris class.  This was the fifth consecutive year the class was offered.  The students watched online lectures, read materials, completed papers, and took an exam before traveling to France.  While there, they listened to lectures […]

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AFA Students Present Research at Academic Conferences

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn took three African American Studies students, Kayla O’Neal, DeAunte Fox, and Syleena Powell, to the Annual Meeting of the Association of African American Life and History (ASALH) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio to present their research on a panel entitled “The Implications of Gender and Race in Three Dimensions.”  […]

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Dr. Sharon Austin’s Promotion to Full Professor

Dr. Sharon Austin’s third book, The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America, was published by SUNY, Albany Press in March 2018.  She has also been promoted to the rank of full professor.  You can access some of her articles for The Conversation at the links below.  Congratulations Dr. Austin! […]

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Dr. Vincent Adejumo Wins Teacher of the Year

Dr. Vincent Adejumo won a Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during the spring 2018 semester. Dr. Adejumo has been a Lecturer in the UF African American Studies Program since 2015 and had served as a graduate teaching assistant since 2011. He teaches a number of courses including […]