News and Events
Professor Emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith was awarded the Jean Price-Mars Medal for his work on issues of cultural and national identities, and for his scholarship on the Haitian religion of Vodou. He received the award in Port-au-Prince in November 2013. The Medal, established only this year, sheds light on scholarship in the realm of cultural studies. Bellegarde-Smith was participating at the 25th annual conference of the Haitian Studies Association, and also at a symposium on the History of Ethnology in Haiti. Earlier, he had presided over the 10th international colloquium of the Congress of Santa Barbara held in October at Harvard University, on the healing arts in Vodou. He was recently anthologized in a text on Caribbean Cultural Thought, edited by Yanique Hume and Aaron Kamugisha, with a chapter, "The Spirit of the Thing: Religious Thought and Social/Historical Memory," and published with Claudine Michel, in the Journal of Africana Religions, "Danbala and Ayida as Cosmic Prism: The Lwa as Trope for Understanding Metaphysics in Haitian Vodou and Beyond."
The inaugural Fall 2013 issue of the newsletter The Africologist was launched on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. The issue is dedicated to Prof. Winston Van Horne, who passed away on May 24th, 2013 after 35 years of dedicating his life to the Department, to the University, and to academia. Download a copy in PDF format.
The Africology Department welcomes friends and family to a memorial honoring esteemed professor Winston Van Horne to be held on Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2013. Van Horne Memorial Service Invitation.
Esteemed professor Dr. Winston Van Horne, founder of the discipline of Africology, passed away on May 24, 2013. Department of Africology's Tribute to Dr. Van Horne.
Two of this year's Ronald E. McNair Scholars are Africology majors! Congratulations to Kitonga Alexander and Rachel A. Johnson.
Jeffrey Sommers has joined the Post Globalization Initiative: an international group of scholars seeking to advance policies promoting more effective and humane economic development.
Doctoral student Anastacia Scott is spending summer 2013 as an intern with the Smithsonian Institute's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Ms. Scott is serving as program assistant to Cultural Specialist and Curator, Dr. Diana N'Diaye for the project "The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and Aesthetics of Identity." Here, Ms. Scott is pictured with Emory Douglass, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, at a narrative session entitled, "Dress as Political Statement."
An interview with Professor Emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith was featured on the website Kreyolicious.
Dr. George Barganier received a 2013-2014 RGI Award for his project entitled "Fanon's children: The Black Panther Party and the Rise of the Crips and Bloods"
Prof. Erin Winkler and graduate students Charmane Perry and Jessica Mirkes present at the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Borders, Boundaries, and Peace conference March 1st.
8th Annual African American Film Series
The Department of Africology is pleased to cosponsor the 8th annual African American Film Series.
Book Signing by Dr. Erin Winkler
February 14, 3:30-5:00 at the Hefter Center
The Department of Africology invites you to a book talk and book signing of Dr. Erin Winkler's new book Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods .
International Focus-World Affairs Roundup
Dr. Jeffrey Sommers was a panelist on WMTV/UWM "International Focus-World Affairs Roundup" on February 3rd. He spoke on the political economy of several global crises, including in Egypt.
The Community Brainstorming Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:30-11:00am
Saint Matthews C.M.E. Church, 2944 North 9th Street (Parking on 8th Street, Off Chambers)
In Cooperation with the Department of Africology
Invites Your Participation in Its Breakfast Forum
The Subject for Discussion Is
"Two Nations of Black America"
Presenters and Topics:
Dr. Daniel McClure, Assistant Professor, Africology, UWM
"Revisiting Dr. King's Dream"
Dr. Abera Gelan, Associate Professor, Africology, UWM
"Why Racism Persists: The Institutional Factor"
Dr. James H. Peoples, Professor, Economics, UWM
"Occupational Segregation by Race"
CBC Chair: Judge Russel Stamper
A Taste of Africa
February 4th, 2013, 11:30-1:30 in the Union Concourse
The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor: A Taste of Africa.
African American Alumni and Students: Stories of Education and Success
February 7th, 2013 at 7:00pm
The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor: African American Alumni and Students: Stories of Education and Success
Located in the UWM Libraries 4th floor Conference Center
Join us for a panel discussion with UWM African American Alumni and current students reflecting upon their experiences at UWM and its role in their personal and professional development. The event will showcase the perspectives of African American alumni interviewed for a recently completed oral history project.
The project will be on display in the UWM Library Learning Commons throughout the month of February.
Sponsored by the UWM Libraries, the Department of Africology, the Black Cultural Center, the Department of History, Union Sociocultural Programming, and Africology NOW.