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.
Please join us to reconnect with AADS Core and Affiliate Faculty, new AADS Graduate Students, our undergraduate and graduate certificate students, learn about AADS new and continuing initiatives, and the exciting events we have lined up for the fall semester.
The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.
The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199