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 »

AADS Webinar with Representative David Bowen

Please join us for our first 2020-21 webinar event with Representative David Bowen, Wisconsin State Assemblyman of Milwaukee district 10. He will discuss policy issues he thinks most important for Black Milwaukee followed by a Q&A discussion. The webinar will take place on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.Continue Reading »

Virtual Event: Sisters Like Me | Black Girl Magic

Sisters like me is an event for Black womxn-identified students to facilitate community and bonding. Join us for an afternoon of Black Girl Magic! Black womxn leaders on and off campus will be facilitating discussions and sharing their experiences with self-care as a radical and important act, especially during this current climate. Presented by UWM Women’s Resource Center and UWM Black Student Cultural Center. … Continue Reading »

“Op-Ed: Addressing Milwaukee’s structures of racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death”

Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, AADS Associate Professor, along with AADS Ph.D. Candidate, Crystal Ellis, discuss how today’s protests about George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police officers are not only about his death but is the culmination of Black people’s frustrations at persistent inequalities that strangle our life chances in their recent article, “Addressing Milwaukee’s structures of racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” published in The Cap Times.… Continue Reading »

Michael W. Ross Scholarship

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies is now considering students for the Michael W. Ross Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year. This $1,000 scholarship is given to a full-time major in AADS. Minors are eligible to apply for the Ross Scholarship if they declare the AADS major by September 1, 2020. The application deadline is May 26, 2020.… Continue Reading »