VCU Department of African American Studies

The Dept. The Department offers the Bachelors of Arts Degree in African American Studies. and transatlantic world, and African American family systems.

of African American Studies at VCU provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative study of the lived experiences of Blacks dispersed throughout the world from the continent of Africa. Background and overview:
The Department of African American Studies is administratively located within the College of Humanities and Sciences at the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth Univers

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12/16/2022

CSIJ 200: Race and Racism in the United States
Spring 2023
Fulfills the General Education Diversities of the Human Experience requirement
Pass/Fail

This course explores how racism works--in our political institutions, in our economic opportunities, in our cities, in our education system, in our science and technology, in our criminal justice system, in our media and popular culture, in our ways of thinking about and seeing the world around us. It examines strategies for dismantling racist institutions and practices annd challenges students to develop anti-racist alternatives.

Available sections:
M/W 11:00-11:50 -- CRN: 42767
M/W 12:00-12:50 -- CRN: 45018
T/Th 11:00-11:50 -- CRN: 44988
T/Th 12:30-1:20 -- CRN: 42768
T/Th 2:00-2:50 -- CRN: 43508
T/Th 3:30-4:20 -- CRN: 42769

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09/20/2022

Michael Dickinson joins us next week to discuss his new book, "Almost Dead" which reveals how the urban Atlantic shaped and was shaped by Black lives.

Tune in for this virtual talk on Monday, Sept. 26 at 12pm. Register here: https://bit.ly/3cTuNO3

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Events | Humanities Research Center 09/20/2022

Monday, September 26: The VCU Department of History will host a talk by Dr. Michael Dickinson at 12pm. Dr. Dickinson, an AFAM affiliate faculty member, will discuss his book "Almost Dead: Slavery and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic." Register for the webinar at the following link:

Events | Humanities Research Center All events at the HRC are free and open to all. Please join us!

04/25/2022
April 14, 2022: The Performance of Memorialization 04/25/2022

Check out the recording of "The Performance of Memorialization: Politics of Memory and Memory-Making at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys," a talk by Kaniqua L. Robinson, PhD. Dr. Robinson discusses the intersection of race, memory-making, Black childhood, and the U.S. criminal justice system in this installment of our Hot Topics lecture series.

April 14, 2022: The Performance of Memorialization The Performance of Memorialization: Politics of Memory and Memory-Making at the Arthur G. Dozier School for BoysIn this April 14 installment of our What's th...

04/13/2022

TOMORROW: Join us at 4pm EDT on 4/14 for a virtual talk by Dr. Kaniqua L. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Furman University (Greenville, SC):

"The Performance of Memorialization: Politics of Memory and Memory--Making at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys."
Dr. Robinson's talk will discuss the intersection of race, memory-making, Black childhood, and the U.S. criminal justice system.

Dr. Grace D. Gipson will be moderating.

Dr. Kaniqua Robinson is an applied cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on race, memory, and the U.S. criminal justice system. Prior to joining Furman University in 2021, Kaniqua received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in 2018 and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her current research centers on the public memorization and the silencing of the Black experience at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a reform school in Florida. Kaniqua employs ethnographic methods in her work on the politics of memory and how Black communities experience and actively resist racial inequalities.

https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElcOChqjMsEtKxw7JkeHAqxAbW54ZdaMGM

03/23/2022

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on the new name of the Department of African American Studies building.

richmond.com

03/11/2022

On Friday, March 18, the Africana Lecture Series will hold an event at the Richmond Public Library (101 E. Franklin St.) at 6:30 PM. King Salim Khalfani will be discussing his life as a community activist and Black revolutionary.

Discovering new voices at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center 03/19/2021

Recent article about the VPM + ICA Community Media Center, of which AFAM faculty member Chioke I'Anson, PhD serves as director.

Discovering new voices at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center The center, which helps students and Richmonders create podcasts, is a forum for community storytelling, and a way to “find new voices that we need to hear.”

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