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 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.” … Continue Reading »

Virtual Student Internships | 2-Part Webinar Series

The Department of African & African Diaspora Studies and our campus partners want to support students in understanding the great opportunities that exist for remote work experiences and tips for success. Join us for one or both free webinars on virtual internships where students will learn about the advantages of virtual internships and ask key questions as they review their opportunities for internship placements. Parts one and two of this series will take place on November 13th and 20th @ noon, respectively, and will be hosted via Zoom. *Free registration required.Continue Reading »

AADS Ph.D. Graduate, Dr. Charmane M. Perry, publishes two articles in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies

Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Charmane M. Perry, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently published two articles: an article in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Bahamian Studies: “‘You can’t speak Creole in here. English only’: Experiences of Stigma and Acts of Resistance among Adults of Haitian Descent in the Bahamas” and another in the journal Ethnicities: “‘Kouri, kouri! Bis la ap vini!’: Reflections on the stigma of being Haitian at primary and secondary school in the Bahamas.”… Continue Reading »

Under the African Skies: Uganda

Jackline Kirungi (Ph.D. student in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at UWM) will explore gender, marriage, family, and racism in different communities. In Uganda, she researched gender and health, gender and education in adolescents, gender and feminism studies in Africa, gender and migration, gender and local government, and water. … Continue Reading »

Webinar | “Black History and Black Politics in Brazil with Dr. Flávia Rios

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 3:00 pm (CST) for our upcoming Zoom webinar event with Dr. Flávia Rios, as she discusses Black History and Black Politics in Brazil. TDr. Rios (Ph.D, USP) is a Professor of Sociology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil. She was a Visiting Student Reasearcher Collaborator (VSRC) in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University (2013). Her main interests are Social Movements, racial inequalities, Affirmative Actions and Black thought. Flavia’s current research focuses on intersections between gender, race and democracy Click here to register. Continue Reading »