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Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Presents Paper on Guyanese Philosophy

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas presented a paper on the topic “The Historical and Contemporary Contours of Guyanese Philosophy” in Georgetown, Guyana, on May 23  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Contributes to Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography Book

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has published eight mini biographies of prominent historical and contemporary Guyanese figures in the newly released Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB).  More ...

Lissette Acosta Corniel
Acosta Corniel Receives Fulbright Award

Lecturer in Africana Studies Lissette Acosta Corniel recently received a Fulbright award to conduct research on the first free and enslaved black Africans in the Americas. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, functioned as the initial main port of what later became known as transatlantic slave trade.  More ...

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya
Ortiz-Minaya Lectures at the University of Louisiana

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya recently presented a lecture titled “Plantation Economies and Penal Landscapes in 19th Century Cuba and Louisiana, 1803-1886” at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. His discussion focused on the relationship between the rise of global capital and slave labor in the 19th century and the modern penal system.  More ...

Heather Merrill
Merrill a Discussant, Co-Chairs Panel at AAG Meeting

Professor of Africana Studies Heather Merrill served as a discussant for a session and also co-organized and co-chaired a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) held March 28-April 1 in San Francisco.  More ...

Lissette Acosta Corniel
Acosta Corniel Recognized with Award

In recognition of her professional achievements and philanthropy, Scholar-in-Residence and Lecturer in Africana Studies Lissette Acosta Corniel was recently honored with the New Jersey Thomas H. Kean Outstanding Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF) Alumni Award for 2016.  More ...

Shelley Haley
Haley Presents Invited Lecture

Professor of Africana Studies and Classics Shelley Haley presented an invited lecture titled “Translation, Authorial Intent and Racism” on March 24 at SUNY Oneonta. The lecture was part of her larger research project examining racist receptions of ancient authors.  More ...

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya
Ortiz-Minaya Presents in New York and Cuba

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya gave the opening remarks at the Third Biennial Undergraduate Student Research Conference held at the State University of New York at Binghamton on March 12. He then traveled to Cuba where he made two presentations and conducted research.  More ...

Arthur Williams '16
White House Calling

Anyone who doubts the significance of Hamilton students’ research should have a talk with Arthur Williams ’16. His summer research, focused on the impact of microfinance loans on Cuban entrepreneurship, attracted the attention of President Obama’s senior director for speech writing as the president prepared for his historic trip to the island nation this week. Williams, an international student from Jamaica, also presented that research at SUNY Binghamton, and he attended Nasdaq’s Cuba Opportunity Summit.  More ...

Heather Merrill
Merrill Publishes Article in Edited Volume

Professor of Africana Studies Heather Merrill published an article titled “In Other Wor(l)ds: Situated Intersectionality in Italy” in her co-edited volume Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday. The volume is part of the series “Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation” published by the University of Georgia Press.  More ...

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