News Archive 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Sommers has joined the Post Globalization Initiative: an international group of scholars seeking to advance policies promoting more effective and humane economic development.

Doctoral student Anastacia Scott spent the summer of 2013 as an intern with the Smithsonian Institute’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Ms. Scott is serving as program assistant to Cultural Specialist and Curator, Dr. Diana N’Diaye for the project “The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and Aesthetics of Identity.” Here, Ms. Scott is pictured with Emory Douglass, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, at a narrative session entitled, “Dress as Political Statement.”

An interview with Professor Emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith was featured on the website Kreyolicious.

Dr. George Barganier received a 2013-2014 RGI Award for his project entitled “Fanon’s children: The Black Panther Party and the Rise of the Crips and Bloods.”

Professor Erin Winkler
and graduate students Charmane Perry and Jessica Mirkes presented at the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Borders, Boundaries, and Peace conference March 1st.

Dr. Jeffrey Sommers was a panelist on WMTV/UWM “International Focus-World Affairs Roundup” on February 3rd. He spoke on the political economy of several global crises, including in Egypt.

Africology’s own Joyce Kirk and Pauli Taylorboyd are featured in the November edition of UWM Report! Read page 8, “Celebrating UWM’s role in helping bring democracy to South Africa.” Twenty years ago UWM played a fundamental role in the early phase of transforming South Africa from a society hobbled by apartheid to a democracy. UWM’s historic involvement in helping to build a democratic nation after the election in 1994 of president Nelson Mandela was celebrated earlier this year with a campus visit from a representative of the South African government. The United States Information Agency (USIA) funded the program in 1994, known as Capacity Building in South African Student Leaders & Administrators in Tertiary Education. UWM’s was the winning proposal chosen. Read full article