How Social Media has Transformed Disease-Related Conspiracy Theories in Southern Africa

UWM African and African Diaspora Studies Chair, Dr. Anika Wilson, will present at the IU Folklore & Ethnomusicology’s Spring 2021 Colloquium Series at Indiana University on how Social Media has transformed disease-related conspiracy theories in southern Africa. Note, this event is open only to the Indiana University community and will take place on February 26 @ 3:30 pm via Zoom.Continue Reading »

Webinar | Black LGBTQ Rights and Activism in Brazil

Join the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and our UWM partners at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Black Student Cultural Center on Thursday, February 4th at 2 pm CT for a webinar presentation with Marco Antonio Fera, actor, Youtuber, and Black LGBTQ activist. The event titled, “Black LGBTQ Rights and Activism in Brazil,” will be the first spring 2021 presentation in our on-going series, “Black History and Black Activism in Brazil and the United States.” Click here to register.Continue Reading »

Extended Application Deadline: Student Job Opportunity at AADS

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies is hiring a student Social Media Community Specialist (undergraduate or graduate) for the Spring ’21 semester to work with AADS staff to support outreach efforts and assist with all things print, web, graphics, marketing, and social media involvement. To apply, email resume and cover letter with references to Rachel Hegland at rhegland@uwm.edu. Apply by January 11, 2021!Continue Reading »