Department of Africana Studies
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We are Hiring!

Brown University’s Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in regions of Africa that are south of the Sahara.
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In 2021, Boston Review launched the Black Voices in the Public Sphere, a fellowship initiative designed to prepare and support the next generation of Black journalists, editors, and publishers.

Now entering the program’s second year, we are proud to introduce our next cohort of fellows.
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Graduate student playwrights Nkenna Akunna, Seayoung Yim and Christopher Lindsay were recognized with national awards for writing creative scripts that tackle difficult subjects such as racism, misogyny and “fatphobia.”
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Out of Frame: Reframing Development Studies

Prof. Geri Augusto asked her seminar class—what if we rooted our development studies analysis in American settler colonialism and racial slavery, rather than in overseas empires?
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A Carnegie Fellowship will provide support for Françoise Hamlin, an Africana studies and history scholar, to write a book on the risks that young people assumed on the front lines of the civil rights movement.
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Congratulating Dr. Watufani Poe, PhD '21

This year, Africana Studies celebrates Dr. Watufani Poe as he completes the Ph.D. program. We are proud of his work and delighted by his accomplishments.
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Africana Studies extends our deepest regrets to the University of Cape Town after the devastating fires on their campus. We have enjoyed long and close ties through the Trilateral Reconnection Project, and remember fondly the wellspring of resources there.
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