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March

Congratulations to Gee Yawson, AADS Graduate Certificate student who has been awarded the Tinker Travel Grant Fellowship.

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Congratulation to Sara Conklin, AADS Undergraduate Certificate and AADS Study Abroad to Senegal and The Gambia Summer 2010 student, who has been accepted to Stanford University’s M.A. in African Studies.

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April

Veronique Helenon is a professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University. To download the book order form, please click here

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May

Sarah Labbé, Master of Arts student, received the Florida International University College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in African and African Diaspora Studies.

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August

Laurel Burchfield, recipient of the 2010 AADS Karell Travel Grant, recently returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she conducted early research for her Ph.D.

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September

Congratulations to Noelle Theard, AADS Alumnus and current AADS adjunct faculty for the publication of her essay "South African Hip Hop" in NATIVE TONGUES, An African Hip Hop Reader, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011.

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October

Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier was invited by the Fondo Documental Afroandino of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, to participate in an Afro-Ecuadorian event, entitled Reflexiones y Miradas en el Marco del Año de los Afrodescendientes en el Ecuador, which was organized on 21-23 of September of 2011.

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AADS invites graduate students, core and affiliated AADS faculty wishing to travel to Africa to apply for a Karell Travel Grant. The grant provides a round-trip ticket from Miami to any point in Africa, courtesy of Karell African Dream Vacations.

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November

On Friday, November 18th, AADS hosted its 2nd Humanities Afternoon - "Crossing the Sahara and Back: African Feminisms in Dialogue."

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Come join us for Sunday Brunch and help us celebrate the Book Launch of Caribbean Erotic by two of our own faculty Drs. Donna Aza Weir-Soley and Heather Russell.

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Sin Fronteras/Sans Frontières/Without Borders

The AADS Fall 2011 Newsletter "Sin Fronteras/Sans Frontières/Without Borders" is out. Enjoy reading about our accomplishments, events and new plans for this academic year.

December

Angela Gapa, a PhD candidate of International Relations at Florida International University (FIU), returned from Botswana this December, where she spent four months collecting data in support of her doctoral dissertation.

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Dr. Percy Hintzen will join Florida International University (FIU) in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS) in January 2012.

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Congratulations to AADS student, Fiacre Bienvenu, who is the 2011 recipient of the Karell Travel Grant.

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