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4 months ago
AFAS 2017 Summer Session Courses available now!
4 months ago
About the Author:  Dr. Tani D. Sanchez is an Associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.  She has an interest in racial representations in the media and in the study of African American history and culture.  She has worked...
4 months ago
Panelists talked about slavery in America.  Panelists included Ibram Kendi, author of Stampled from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Andres Resendez, author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian...
4 months ago
Dr. Bonnie Wasserman will be presenting a paper entitled: "The Mythological Curse of the Diaspora in Latin American Literature" for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City in January 2018.  
7 months ago
This ensemble will be dedicated to learning the mbira tradition associated with the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It will include playing the mbira dzavadzimu and hosho, singing, and dancing, as well as understanding the cultural contexts and purposes...
8 months ago
September 19, 1958 - November 12, 2016
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Winter Session:  December 19, 2016-January 10, 2017 William A. White, Instructor   Online Course; 3 credit hours Overview of ancient Africa's contribution to global culture and scholarship prior to 1500 A.D.  AFAS 365 online explains how civiliation...
9 months ago
AFAS/HIST 441 & 541: History of African American Women (Spring 2017) Thursday, 3:30-6:00pm The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Black people in American with a particular eye...
10 months ago
AFAS 439:  Blacks in Hollywood (Spring 2017) MW(F), 2:00-2:50pm* This course focuses on the impact the subjective concept of race has had on African American cinematic and televisual representations, and the way images work in controlling and...

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