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Professor Morgan authors new book: Speech Communities, Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

Professor Morgan authors new book: Speech Communities, Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

April 15, 2014

"What makes a speech community? How do they evolve? How are speech communities identified? Speech communities are central to our understanding of how language and interactions occur in societies around the world and in this book readers will find an overview of the main concepts and critical arguments surrounding how language and communication styles distinguish and identify groups.

"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." wins Peabody Award

"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." wins Peabody Award

April 2, 2014

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has won the prestigious Peabody Award.  The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and have come to be recognized as one of the highest honors we have for those doing work in various forms of electronic media. 

Congratulations to Professor Gates and the rest of the cast and crew of Many Rivers to Cross for this great achievement!

http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/2013-peabody-winners

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction - New book by Professor Jacob Olupona

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction - New book by Professor Jacob Olupona

March 14, 2014

"What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity. Olupona examines a wide range of African religious traditions on their own terms and in their social, cultural, and political contexts.

Nasir Jones Visits AAAS following Hiphop Archive & Research Institute Fellowship Announcement

Nasir Jones Visits AAAS following Hiphop Archive & Research Institute Fellowship Announcement

October 31, 2013

Renowned recording artist Nasir Jones visited the Department of African and African American Studies following a press conference at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute on October 31, 2013 announcing the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship.  Nas met with Department Chair Lawrence D. Bobo who shared the mission and history of the Department, and then imparted words of wisdom to the students of Professor Kelly Carter Jackson.  A link to the press conference, the press release from the Hiphop Archive Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, and photos from the visit are below.