News and Events — 2010 Archive



Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Haitian Studies Association. Dr. Bellegarde-Smith will be presented with the award at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Haitian Studies Association, November 11-13, 2010.

The Department of Africology wishes a fond farewell to Dr. Rita Cheng. See photos of event.

The Department of Africology is proud to co-sponsor "An Evening with Sapphire"

Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith will give three keynote lectures in Toronto in March:

  1. The 2010 Michael Baptista Lecture at the Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean at York University

  2. A featured lecture in Caribbean Lecture Series at the Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean at York University

  3. A featured lecture at the Ontario College of Art & Design in their Art Creates Change: Action lecture series.

Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Africology professor and renowned Haitian scholar, has been featured by several news outlets in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

Speaking of Faith (American Public Media/NPR), January 24, 2010

Wisconsin Public Radio, At Issue with Ben Merens, January 13, 2010

Milwaukee Public Radio, "UW-Milwaukee Professor Speaks About Life in Haiti," January 13, 2010

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, "Haitians in U.S. are hoping for a silver lining," January 17, 2010

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, "UWM professor holds hope for rebuilding Haiti," January 22, 2010

Milwaukee Public Television, Black Nouveau, January 27, 2010

The Gleaner (Jamaica, West Indies), "Struggle to find, bury the dead," January 17, 2010

Al Jazeera, Inside Story, January 17, 2010

O Globo (Brazil, Portuguese language newspaper), January 23, 2010



The Department of Africology presents Black History & Liberation Month 2010

Black History and Liberation Month schedule, pdf

Community Brain Storming Conference

See photos of the event

Saturday, January 23, 2010
8:00-11:00 A.M.
Saint Matthews C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street (Parking on 8th Street, Off Chambers)

Presenters and Topics
Professor Doreatha Mbalia Department of Africology, UWM "Global Capitalism and the Oppression of Women of African Descent"
Dr. Ahmed Mbalia Department of Africology, UWM "The Participation of Males of African Descent in the Oppression of Women of African Descent"
Professor Anika Wilson Department of Africology, UWM "African Women and 'Harsh' Treatment in Marriage and Divorce"

Moderator:Professor Joyce F. Kirk: Department of Africology, UWM
Chairperson: The Honorable Russell W. Stamper Sr.

Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith spent a month in Brazil continuing his research on African religions in Brazil. He met on several occasions with his publishers in Rio de Janeiro, concerning the translation of two of his books into Portuguese, the first book shall appear in October. As President of KOSANBA, a scholarly association for the study of Haitian Vodou, he shall attend the upcoming 9th international colloquium on Haitian Vodou in Mirebalais, Haiti in mid-july 2009.

Dr. Erin Winkler spoke with WUWM's Stephanie Lecci about how children learn to preceive race and how we consider it as adults. Listen to the interview.

The Department of Africology is co-sponsoring An Evening with Edwidge Danticat, Monday November 23, at 7pm in in the Union Wisconsin Room.

The students of Africology 312 Church in African American Society have organized a panel discussion Is the Church an Effective Resource for the Black Community? Tuesday, November 17, 6:30pm, in Bolton Hall 150.