Don’t miss out on these events this semester! This year’s theme of Decolonizing the Curriculum: Teaching Race Across the Disciplines kicks off with Dr. Lailani Sabzalian (Oregon University) on September 23rd, soon followed by Dr. Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou (Holy Cross College) on September 30th. Dr. Sabzalian will discuss race, indigenous populations, and educational pedagogy while Dr. Shorter-Bourhanou will discuss how to incorporate race content in philosophy. In October, we will host Dr. Sofiya Noble (UCLA) whose talk will feature her award-winning book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. While Dr. Noble is housed in African American Studies/Women and Gender Studies, this phenomenal work intersects with STEM fields such as computer science and software engineering (one of CofC newest forthcoming majors). Her talk is scheduled for Oct. 27th. Each of these events will be held virtually.
African American Studies is so excited to congradulate TWO of our students this year as recipents of the 1967 Legacy Ambassador Award here at CofC!
The Legacy 1967 Program aims to improve the recruitment, retention, graduation and workplace success of Black students through scholarships, enhanced and extended education support, and professional preparation, as well as research the experiences of the Black trailblazers who contributed to the College.
Who Are Legacy Scholars? This scholarship is for first-year Black students who consider themselves trailblazers. What does it mean to be a trailblazer? A trailblazer is a pioneer. It’s someone who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. It’s an innovator.
Former College of Charleston trailblazers include people who are:
- community activists.
- grassroots organizers.
- preachers and ministers.
- champions of social justice.
- leaders in both their profession and community.
AAST would like to share some exciting news from some of our almuni!
Adeyemi (Yemi) Oduwole ’19, finished his MPH program early and will graduate from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai this summer, and he will be entering a post-baccalaureate program at Temple University in the fall so he can apply for medical school!
Kamau Pope ’16, after successfully defending his masters thesis titled “Shaping a Queer South: The Evolution of Activism from 1960–2000,” graduated with a MA in History at the University of South Carolina this spring, and he will be pursuing a PhD in History at Duke University in the fall!
Our very own Director Kameelah Martin was featured on the CofC’s Blog!
Click the link to read the post “CSSC Faculty Studying Slavery: Kameelah Martin.” It is one of a series that documents work studying slavery by faculty members of the CSSC.
Join AAST for these two exciting virtual events!
Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 29th!
Join AAST as our very own Dr. Anthony Greene presents History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.
Click Link to join event: https://bit.ly/2TaRVKP
And join us on November 10th as we welcome Dr. Jason Shelton as he presents Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity.
Click link to join event: https://bit.ly/3o4cwim