Post Tagged with: "African American Studies news"

Analyze This: No Problem, Says Legislative Fellow

Analyze This: No Problem, Says Legislative Fellow

Ohio University alum Tynita M. White’s name sits atop the fiscal analysis of Ohio H.B. 557—a bill that designates June 20, 2014, as “Freedom Summer Day.” White is an Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellow, working in Columbus through December. At OHIO, she majored in Political Science and minored in African […]

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July 1, 2014 at 12:49 pmNews

Refinery29: Houston Says Culturally Inappropriate Fashion Is Theft

Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in a Refinery29 post on “The Fashion Mistakes You Need to Avoid.” From Pharrell wearing a headdress on the cover of ELLE, to Sky Ferreira’s Girlz In The Hood music […]

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June 17, 2014 at 7:37 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Muhammad Article Looks at History of Black Workers in American West

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, published an article on “Garveyism Looks Toward the Pacific: The UNIA and Black Workers in the American West” in Perspectives journal online. In the article, Muhammad discusses the growth of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) or the […]

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May 21, 2014 at 5:28 pmResearch

Gillespie Analyzes Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ in Routledge Encyclopedia of Film

Gillespie Analyzes Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ in Routledge Encyclopedia of Film

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, analyzes Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film, due out in July. Gillespie’s piece on Do The Right Thing is part of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film, which comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars […]

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May 21, 2014 at 9:52 amResearch

Gillespie’s ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ Focuses on the Idea of Racial Grotesque and Artwork

Gillespie’s ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ Focuses on the Idea of Racial Grotesque and Artwork

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published an essay on “Dirty Pretty Things: The Racial Grotesque and Contemporary Art” in the new book Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights, which is due out in July. Post-Soul Satire is edited by Derek Maus and Jim Donahue (University Press of […]

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May 21, 2014 at 9:37 amResearch

Gillespie Publishes Chapter on ‘Smiling Faces: Chameleon Street, Racial Passing/Performativity, and Film Blackness’

Gillespie Publishes Chapter on ‘Smiling Faces: Chameleon Street, Racial Passing/Performativity, and Film Blackness’

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published “Smiling Faces: Chameleon Street, Racial Passing/Performativity, and Film Blackness” in Passing Interest: Racial Passing in U.S. Fiction, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010. Gillespie’s essay examines Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street (1990) and the ways that the film’s story of a black “Great […]

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May 20, 2014 at 1:29 pmResearch

Gillespie Publishes Conversation with OHIO Alum Kevin Jerome Everson

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, published an article on “2 Nigs United 4 West Compton: A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson” in Liquid Blackness in April 2014. Excerpts: Kevin Jerome Everson’s work represents a distinct processing of materials, craft, and blackness. While he has worked […]

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May 20, 2014 at 1:19 pmAlumni Research