Department of Africana Studies News
Remembrance Ceremony for Dr. Oscar R. Williams
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 6 to 8 PM, the Department of Africana Studies is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony for Dr. Oscar R. Williams, III. The ceremony will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom of the University at Albany, and will feature musical performances, alumni/university speakers, student dance/step performances, poetry, and tributes from family and friends.
Zoom Discussion on Recent Coups in West Africa: Causes and Risks
On March 9, 2022, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Drs. Marcel Kitissou and Frank Essien of UAlbany's Department of Africana Studies will be presenting about recent political coups in West Africa. Their discussion, entitled, "Recent Coups in West Africa: Causes and Risks," will be held over Zoom, and is open to the UAlbany community.
Africana Studies Alumni Panel
On Wednesday, February 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EST, the Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany (SUNY), will be hosting an Africana Studies Alumni Black History Panel, via Zoom webinar.
Documentary screening: "Searching for Timbuctoo" - Friday, November 12
Dr. Jennifer Burns will be speaking on a panel at the screening of a new documentary, "Searching for Timbuctoo," which highlights the history of a pioneering Black settlement near Lake Placid, named Timbuctoo. In addition to Dr. Burns, the panel will feature the film's director, Paul Miller, and several other scholars and community members. It will be held Friday, November 12, 2021, at Page Hall, on UAlbany's Downtown Campus (135 Western Ave).
13th Annual Africana Studies Research Symposium - October 29, 2021
On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Department of Africana Studies will hold its 13th annual Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Campus Center Boardroom, Room 192. The central event of the research symposium will be the faculty panel, to be held from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM.
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Celebrated with Organizer and Alum Rosa Clemente
Organizer, producer, journalist, scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak as part of the University’s celebration of National Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month.
Recent Democratization Trends in Africa Webinar, March 31, 2021
Guest Speaker: Professor Gilbert M. Khadiagala Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Moderator: Dr. Marcel Kitissou, Department of Africana Studies
Black Parenting Styles Webinar, March 19, 2021
Zoom Presentation by graduate student Trae Manzili; Moderated by Dr. David Glovsky. Black parenting styles will be explored to understand which styles relate to better outcomes for children as they get older. Some significant findings will be discussed.