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

Pulp Fiction's Uncanny Origins
Kinohi Nishikawa, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture
Hortense Spillers
Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging
Dionne Brand

Upcoming Events

Bobby McFerrin, "CIRCLESONGS"
Sep 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept
Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
i am my ancestors’ wildest dreams: contemporary cultures of black impossibility
Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Amanda Seales Performs
Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Anita Hill Lecture
Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm