African American Studies Department Hosts Pop-Up Gallery

African American Studies

African American Studies Department Hosts Pop-Up Gallery

Upon entering the first floor of Harrison House, visitors to the Department of African American Studies were greeted by a striking painting of a beautiful, naked woman during the Department’s October pop-up gallery. The woman’s head is tilted back in an expression of ecstasy, her arms bound to her sides by red ropes as disembodied […]

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Former Black Panthers Lecture at VCU

“I’m just really sick and tired of being sick and tired of watching us die, and I’ve been seeing it all my life,” said Pamela Hanna, a former Black Panther Party member addressing a crowd of gathered students. The Department of African American Studies at VCU organized a panel discussion with three former members of […]

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The Role of Museums in Addressing Healing, History and Culture

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, VCUArts Depot African American Studies along with History presents, The Role of Museums in Addressing Healing, History and Culture on Thursday, April 7th featuring Dr. John W. Franklin, the Director of Partnerships and International Programs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Monday, Nov. 23rd at The Depot, The Humanities Research Center, African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and the School of the Arts presents “Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul”.  The event will begin at 4:00pm, admission is free and all are welcome. Speaker and Author, Tanisha Ford, will […]

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Dr. Kimberly Brown New Interim Chair of AFAM

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Brown has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of African American Studies beginning August 10. Dr. Brown has served since 2013 as Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at VCU and she will continue in […]

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African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Adam Ewing

March 23 12:30-2 pm Depot Studio, 2nd Floor African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series features Adam Ewing, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at VCU.

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African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Dr. Rick Kittles

April 17 7 pm 1000 Floyd Avenue, Room 1102 African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series features Dr. Rick Kittles, world-renowned geneticist, University of Arizona, and Director, Center for Population Genetics Reception from 5:30-6:45 PM in ALC lobby.  Free and open to the public. Contact: Evandra Catherine, ecatherine@vcu.edu

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Congratulations to Dr. Mignonne Guy – NIGMS Training Grant (Local Student Mentoring Program

Dr. Mignonne Guy, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, in collaboration with VCU’s Division for Health Sciences Diversity, was awarded a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) training grant subcontract to host the Symposium on Health Equity and Interprofessional Practice: Increasing the Pipeline of Underrepresented Students to Level the Playing Field for the Medically […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Aashir Nasim

How do you solve the unstructured problems facing today’s society? That is the evolving mission of researchers worldwide, and the Department of African American Studies helps to shape the questions we must ask ourselves to improve the quality of life of our society, and every society. Dr. Aashir Nasim, associate professor and chair in the […]

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