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The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies welcomes Joy James as Visiting Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year

Professor James is the John B. and John T. McCoy Presidential Professor of the Humanities and College Professor in Political Science at Williams College

Mon, Sep 1, 2008

One of this nation's leading black feminist scholars and renowned for her work on race and incarceration she is the author of Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics, Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals, Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture, and the forthcoming Memory, Shame and Rage: The Central Park Case, 1989-2002. Her edited volumes on incarceration include: Imprisoned Intellectuals, The New Abolitionists, and Warfare in the American Homeland.

Professor Toyin Falola receives Quintessence Award from African Writers Endowment, Inc. and Proclamation from New Jersey governor

Prof. Falola's Quintessence Award from the AWE

Fri, Apr 11, 2008

On April 5, 2008, History Professor Toyin Falola was awarded the Quintessence Award from the African Writers Endowment, Inc. (AWE) for his literary achievements and leadership role world wide.

Wolé Sóyínká, Nigerian Writer and Critic

Nigerian Writer and Nobel Laureate Wolé Sóyínká Discusses Sudan Crisis

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, Nigerian playwright, poet and political activist, will discuss the crisis in Darfur, Sudan at The University of Texas at Austin, March 2-3. Soyinka is the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1986)

Emerging Scholars: The Class of 2008 featuring Dr. Kevin Cokley

Publishing, Rather Than Perishing

Fri, Feb 1, 2008

Dr. Kevin Cokley effortlessly excelled as a high school student in his small rural town of Pilot Mountain, N.C. When he arrived at Wake Forest University, however, he struggled in the classroom for the first time in his life.