Milestones and Celebrations Pt. I

The 2015 - 2016 academic year is not yet half-way over, yet the year has already brought about much to recognize and celebrate. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor released new books in the month of January, and Chika Okeke Agulu's recent book has won a major award. Ruha Benjamin has been awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, and April Peters has been promoted to Department manager. An entire campus community came together to celebrate the departmentalization that came about this year.

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BOOK RELEASES

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie Glaude Jr. is released by Crown. (January 12th, 2016)

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is released by Haymarket Books. (January 23rd, 2016)

AWARDS

Chika Okeke-Agulu has been awarded the Mather prize for art criticism by the College Art Association for his book, Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in 20th-Century Nigeria.

Judith Weisenfeld received recognition for her paper, “‘Real True Buds:’ Celibacy and Same-Sex Desire Across the Color Line in Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement,” from the LGBT Religious Archives Network.

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FELLOWSHIPS

Ruha Benjamin has been granted a fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Study for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

PROMOTIONS

April Peters has been promoted to manager of the Department of African American Studies.

CELEBRATIONS

Princeton University faculty, staff and students came together to celebrate African American Studies at Princeton, and our recent transition from Center to Department.

Latest in the AAS 21 Repertoire

▶︎ Rethinking Empire and Democracy
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Reena N. Goldthree
▶︎ The Formation of ‘Religio-Racial’ Identity
Judith Weisenfeld, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
How Black Americans See Discrimination
National Public Radio
Stuart Hall: In Conversations
Imani Perry, Ben Carrington

Upcoming Events

Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics
Nov 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Feb 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Wings of a Dove: Form, History, and the Gift of Black Art
Feb 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Princeton Research Day
May 10, 2018
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African American Studies for the 21st Century

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  1. 'Rethinking Empire and Democracy' Reena N. Goldthree, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. 44:49
  2. 'The Formation of Religio-Racial Identity' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Judith Weisenfeld 47:32
  3. 'What Was African American Marriage?' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Tera Hunter 44:59
  4. 'Before Cornel West, After Cornel West' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Cornel West 52:46
  5. 'An Insistence on Not Being Discouraged' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Chika Okeke-Agulu 55:19
  6. 'A Through Line for African American Studies' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Imani Perry 44:07
  7. 'Activism and Risk in the Face of Trump' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Asanni York, Destiny Crockett 43:02
  8. 'Langston Hughes, Religious Thinker' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Wallace Best 45:50
  9. 'Convergences and Dissonance' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Keeanga-Yamahatta Taylor, Naomi Murakawa, & Imani Perry 60:08