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2 Political Science Students to Visit Israel with Caravan for Democracy

2 Political Science Students to Visit Israel with Caravan for Democracy

By Rachel Sayers From Compass Welcoming in the New Year will be a bit different this year for Alexis Chambers and Alexis Apparicio, two Ohio University Political Science students who have been chosen to visit Israel as part of the Jewish National Fund’s Caravan for Democracy. The trip, which will […]

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December 9, 2014 at 9:21 amNews

Muhammad Works on ‘In the Same Boat’ Project in Lisbon

Dr. Robin Muhammad at Lisnave Shipyard

Dr. Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Ohio University, is a member of In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and ship repair workers: a global labour history (1950-2010). The project involves the study of shipbuilding labor around the world from World War II until the present […]

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November 17, 2014 at 2:25 pmResearch

Holcomb Awarded Grant to Teach in Summer at University of Colorado, Boulder

Gary Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Literature, has been awarded a FIRST (Faculty-In-Residence-Summer-Term) grant by the University of Colorado, Boulder. The University of Colorado’s FIRST is an exclusive program for summer session where some of the best and brightest faculty come to CU from national and international universities such […]

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November 12, 2014 at 12:36 pmNews

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

By Akil Houston Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies from Media Commons Listen: mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/09/02/badu-family-ruminations-southern-aesthetic Before southern rap was homogenized by a commercial industry obsessed with a derivative southern aesthetic with danceable drawled out hooks and questionable evidence of lyrics, the South crafted a distinct flavor. The Dirty South, not […]

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October 17, 2014 at 9:26 amResearch

Students Gather at Athena for Discussion about Ferguson

Dr. Debra Thompson at Ferguson Forum

By Erica King Ohio University students filled the Athena theater on Thursday, Sept. 11, to hear faculty members from the Center for Law, Justice and Culture talk about recent events in Ferguson, MO. Dr. Patricia Gunn, Associate Professor of African American Studies; Dr. Kelly Faust, Assistant Professor of Sociology-Criminology; and […]

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September 18, 2014 at 4:00 pmNews

African American Studies & Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies Open House, Aug. 23

African American Studies & Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies Open House, Aug. 23

African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invite students and families to an Open House on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 31 S. Court St. “Whether you have given some thought to what you would like to study, are still undecided, or you would […]

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August 7, 2014 at 1:59 pmEvents

African American Studies Welcomes New Professor

African American Studies Welcomes New Professor

The African Studies Department welcomes Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries as the newest faculty team member. Jeffries earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on African American social movements, women’s history, as well as Black Nationalism and expressions of identity. She will be teaching AAS 3450 The Black Woman […]

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July 30, 2014 at 8:12 amNews