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  • AAS Graduate Certificate Students Awarded Fellowships in Support of Independent Research

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    by AAS21

    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.

  • Tera Hunter wins Organization of American Historians prize for Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century

    Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
    by AAS21

    Professor Tera Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for her 2017 book, “Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century.” Hunter researched court records, legal documents and personal diaries to illustrate the constraints that slavery placed on intimate relationships.

  • Professor Wendy Laura Belcher Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
    by AAS21

    Writer Jennifer Howard explores the early life and significant work of Professor Wendy Laura Belcher, and where the two intersect, in a feature profile, "A Broader Notion of African Literature," which appeared in the September 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Belcher spent three years living in Ethiopia as an adolescent, and then six years in Ghana. Her first book, Honey From the Rock, was autobiographical in nature about her years spent in Africa.

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