Following the initiative of, and the already existing relationship between the UASB’s Study Area of Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos and FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and FIU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop high quality programs and to contribute to the academic needs of both institutions.
AADS Combined MA in AADS/Ph.D. in GSS student Abby Gondek was awarded a small grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund, a program of The Reed Foundation, to conduct an archival study entitled “Investigating Ruth Landes’s Jewish gendered positionality” at the Smithsonian's National Anthropology Archives.
Ava Purkiss, FIU class of 2009, has been awarded a Carter G. Woodson Pre-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation titled, “’Mind, Soul, Body, and Race’: Black Women’s Purposeful Exercise, 1900-1939.” Explores the ways in which health, beauty, and recreation were important to black women’s engagement in the physical culture movement of the early twentieth century.
Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges is a cooperative effort with the Coral Gables Museum. The exhibit offers a narrative account of the experiences of exiled Jewish academics who fled Nazi Germany, found refuge and took teaching positions at historically black colleges and universities in the American South.
Dr. Oscar Melhado, International Monetary Fund Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will deliver his talk "Democratic Republic of Congo: Development Challenges in a Fragile Country" on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Green Library room 220 of the Modesto Maidique Campus.
The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199