AAS 21 Podcast is a monthly (soon to be weekly) podcast conversation about the books and ideas animating the field of African American Studies in the 21st Century and the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of race and racial groups. We invite you to listen as we “read” how race and culture are produced globally – looking past outcomes to beginnings, questioning dominant discourses, and considering evidence instead of myth. The podcast is recorded and produced at Princeton University in the Department of African American Studies. Visit podcast.aas.princeton.edu for more information, or listen to the player at the bottom of this page.
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The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University provides an exciting and innovative model for teaching and research about African-descended people, with a central focus on their experiences in the United States. We embody this mission in a curriculum that reflects the complex interplay between the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country and around the world.
This spring several Princeton University graduate students pursuing graduate certification in the Department of African American Studies earned awards and fellowships to support continued research in African American Studies and intersecting fields. The graduate certificate provides an opportunity for graduate students to complement doctoral studies in their home department with coordinated interdisciplinary training in African American Studies.Full Story
Princeton University names West College for Toni Morrison, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita
Princeton University’s trustees have approved recommendations to name West College, a prominent and central campus building, for the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, an emeritus faculty member at Princeton. Morrison taught creative writing at Princeton for many years. Each year the department hosts a lecture series in her honor.Full Story
The product of Arabindan-Kesson’s and Bagneris’s collaboration will be a coauthored book that will redefine early African diaspora art history by revealing and reconsidering the varying entanglements of artists of African descent—and the art histories they have often been written out of—and offer a model for breaking new ground in the field.Full Story
RT @esglaude: Woke up this morning to the news that a jury acquitted the Tulsa police officer who killed Terence Crutcher. Trying to get out of bed...
Unemployment May 2016
|African American Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas|
|Hispanic Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, and North Carolina|
|White Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||in 24 states|
|African American Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $400|
|Hispanic Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $700|
|White Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $2100|
|States with Greatest African American Poverty Rate||Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, and Wisconsin|
|States with Greatest Hispanic Poverty Rate||Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island|
|States with Greatest White Poverty Rate||Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia|