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.
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)
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.
Ruha Benjamin has been granted a fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Study for the 2016-2017 academic year.
April Peters has been promoted to manager of the Department of African American Studies.
Princeton University faculty, staff and students came together to celebrate African American Studies at Princeton, and our recent transition from Center to Department.