Archive: African American Studies

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Alumnus Accepted to Inaugural Cohort That Will Train Next Generation of Civil Rights Lawyers

Kendell Long (C’19) was chosen as part of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (LDF) inaugural 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP). Launched…

June 4, 2021

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New Women’s and Gender Studies Director Nadia Brown Answers Q & A

Nadia Brown, prize-winning political scientist, academic entrepreneur, will begin her tenure as director of the Women and Gender Studies Program this summer. Brown will also be a…

May 5, 2021

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Marcia Chatelain Receives 2021 Lawrence W. Levine Award from the Organization of American Historians

Marcia Chatelain, professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies, is the recipient of the Organization of American Historians’ (OAH) 2021…

May 3, 2021

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Lorraine Hansberry Biography by Soyica Colbert Listed as a Must-Read in Oprah Magazine

Soyica Diggs Colbert, interim dean of the College and Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts, recently completed her latest book Radical Vision: A…

April 19, 2021

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Book by African American Studies Professor Selected for Prestigious Choice Reviews Award

Black Cultural Production After Civil Rights, edited by Department of African American Studies professor Robert Patterson, Ph.D., was recently selected as a Choice Reviews…

February 26, 2021

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Arts Scholar and Leader to Join Georgetown as Co-Lead of New Racial Justice Institute

Theater and arts scholar Anita Gonzalez will begin her tenure at Georgetown as a faculty member and co-lead of the university’s new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) beginning…

February 22, 2021

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Soyica Colbert Appointed Interim Dean of Georgetown College

Georgetown College is delighted to announce that Soyica Colbert (C’01), vice dean of faculty and an Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Theater and…

November 11, 2020

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Georgetown College Hosts Racial Justice Speaker Series to Promote Equity and Inclusion

Next week, Georgetown College will host its first event in the series “Such a Time As This”: Racial Justice and the University in order to explore how research by Georgetown…

September 24, 2020

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New College Faculty for 2020-2021

Georgetown College is pleased to welcome 24 new full-time faculty members with primary appointments in 16 College departments and programs. This cohort will help enrich the…

September 2, 2020

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Professor Robert Patterson Discusses H.R.40 Bill, Offers Suggestions for Reparations

One of the policies Congress put forth to improve the lives of Black Americans is the H.R.40 bill, also known as the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for…

August 10, 2020