Gender, Race and Drugs in South Africa: From Beer to Heroin and Xanax with Dr. Mark Hunter
As part of the John B. Slaughter Lecture Series, the Department of African American Studies invites all guests to attend the following lecture featuring Dr. Mark Hunter, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Titled "Gender, Race and Drugs in South Africa: From Beer to Heroin and Xanax", Dr.
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BSOS Research Showcase: Resilience Research Hub
Are you a BSOS student interested in identifying faculty who do resilience work in specific areas of interest? Are you a faculty member interested in connecting with colleagues who do related resilience work in other departments? Are you a community member or journalist looking to find an expert on resilience related issues?
Dr. Joseph Richardson Speaks at 120 Initiative on Gun Violence Consortium
“Many of the factors (that contribute to gun violence) are further upstream,” said Joseph Richardson, the Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African American studies and Anthropology.
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Dr. Joseph Richardson Featured in the New Yorker on Community Violence Intervention Programs
“Three people lost their lives,” Joseph Richardson, Jr., a University of Maryland ethnographer specializing in gun violence, said. “That’s not normal. To have three Safe Streets workers killed, we need to assess what’s going on.”
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Legends in the Field: Dr. Harley Featured for Transforming Black Women's History
On New Years Eve at 12:00pm, Dr. Sharon Harley, Associate Professor, premiered on Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) TV and shared her prominent role in pioneering Black women's history, including her book manuscript on Black women's imagine reality of gender evenness during Jim Crow. She also shared her legacy as a foundational member of ABWH. We are proud of Dr.
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Dr. Sharon Harley Awarded the SWS "2023 Honorary Feminist Sociologist Distinguished" Award
The Department of African American Studies would like to congratulate Dr. Sharon Harley for being awarded the "2023 Honorary Feminist Sociologist Distinction Award" provided by the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).
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Cathryn Paul '16
Cathryn Paul is the Public Policy Director at CASA, the largest immigrant rights organization in the region, where she leads immigrant advocacy campaigns on the local, state, and federCathryn Paul '16 - Read more
Chaz R. Ball '08
Chaz came into College Park as a Government and Politics major and took on African American Studies as a second major after a great experience in an AASP class freshman year.Chaz R. Ball '08 - Read more
Singleton McAllister '75
Although she majored in African American studies and government and politics during her undergraduate career at the University of Maryland, Singleton McAllister is excited to share her knSingleton McAllister '75 - Read more
Harry Alford III '07
Harry Alford III, the co-founder of a D.C.-based venture development firm, and an adjunct professor at UMD, was named Interim Director of the university’s SoutheHarry Alford III '07 - Read more
Omar Eaton-Martinez '96
Omar recruits and manages 200+ interns and fellows who support a wide range of Museum projects. He promotes intern/fellows programs to colleges and universities and other institutions.Omar Eaton-Martinez '96 - Read more
Chayla C. Jackson, '15
What were the factors that lead you to become an African American Studies major? I became an African American Studies (AAS) major because I was bored with the rote memorization invChayla C. Jackson, '15 - Read more