News and Events — 2013 Archive



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 spent the summer of 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 presented at the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Borders, Boundaries, and Peace conference March 1st.

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 Department of Africology is pleased to cosponsor the 8th annual African American Film Series.

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, February 14th, 3:30-5:00 pm at the Hefter Center

See photos of the event

The Community Brainstorming Conference, 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"

Moderator: Dr. Pamela Malone, Dr. Winston Van Horne
CBC Chair: Judge Russel Stamper

The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor: A Taste of Africa, on February 4th, 2013, 11:30-1:30 in the Union Concourse

The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor: African American Alumni and Students: Stories of Education and Success, February 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
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 was 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.