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The Africana Studies Program Welcomes

Reena N. Goldthree

"Visions of a 'Negro Democracy': Rethinking Race, Empire, and Citizenship in the Interwar Caribbean".

Monday, November 10th
Falvey Library 204
4:00 p.m.

Reena Goldthree is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. She earned her B.A. in History-Sociology from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History from Duke University. Her current book manuscript, Democracy Shall be no Empty Romance: War and the Politics of Empire in the Greater Caribbean, examines how the dislocations of World War I transformed colonial identity and imperial policy in the West Indies from 1914-38. She has received fellowships from the American Historical Association, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, Mustard Seed Foundation, and Social Science Research Council. She current holds the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Her publications include a chapter in the edited collection, Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora (University of Illinois Press, 2010), entries in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present and the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, and forthcoming reviews in the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Journal of African American History. Goldthree currently serves on the editorial board of interdisciplinary journal, PALARA: The Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association.

Poetry Slam

The Africana Studies program excited to Co-sponsor award-winning Poet and Professor, Dr. Javon Johnson, as guest speaker for the Fall Diversity Programming Event. In addition to the performance, The Center for Multicultural Affairs office is hosting a campus-wide Open Mic Poetry Slam competition, which is open to students, faculty, and staff.  Dr. Johnson will guest judge the finals round, and winners will be awarded cash prizes. Other events include a writing workshop with Dr. Johnson, a Meet and Greet luncheon, and a raffle for various prizes. The events will take place on Monday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 28th, both beginning at 7pm in the Belle Air Terrace.

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Anne Rubin

"Freedpeople and forty Acres: African American and Sherman's March"
150th Anniversary of William T. Sherman's March to the Sea.
Wednesday, October 22nd
4:00 pm
Connelly Center Cinema

Anne Sarah Rubin ia an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Digital History and Education at the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Dr. Rubin will be signing copies of her new book, Through the Heart of Dixiie: Sherman's March in American Memory.

Co-sponsored by the department of History, Africana Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Collegue of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Honors.

Africana Studies

"Black Magic: Dianne/Dinah Johnson Reflects on her work with Children's Literature"
9/15/2014 @ 4:30pm

Africana Studies will host Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings, Professor of English at University of South Carolina on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Library room 205. Dr. Johnson-Feelings will present "Black Magic: Dianne/Dinah Johnson  Reflects on her Work with Children's Literature."

This event is co-sponsored by the English and Education Departments.

Africana Studies Program
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
SAC 277
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4640
Program Director:
Crystal Lucky 610-519-7824
Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Harden