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African African American Studies (AAFS) is an innovative multidisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University offering both a major and minor, in addition to related certificates. 

Africa Stereotyping

Wed
28
Oct
2015
Africa Stereotyping

In the West we have many preconceived notions about Africa, African people, and African life. But, did you know that some of the oldest and most complex languages in the world originated in Africa? Or, that African people are more genetically diverse than any other human population on earth? In this Wright at the Intersections lecture, Dr. Opolot Okia will discuss and dismantle some of our myths and misconceptions about Africa.

Pastoralists and the Politics of Marginalization in Northern Kenya

Mon
16
Nov
2015
Pastoralists and the Politics of Marginalization in Northern Kenya

Join us for “Pastoralists and the Politics of Marginalization in Northern Kenya,” presented by Dr. Fatuma Guyo, the current Diversity Postdoctoral Scholar for CoLA. Dr. Guyo examines the role of the colonial and post-colonial states in the marginalization of pastoralists of northern Kenya, based on the experiences of the pastoral Borana. Situating the analysis in historical discourses, she looks at the regulated livestock trade, controlled grazing, and uneven development patterns in an effort to provide a comprehensive picture of exclusionary processes that affected pastoralists and the Borana in particular. 

African & African American Studies News

Wright State President Hopkins urges graduates to serve others

"If you serve others before yourself, there is no limit to what you can do," Wright State President David R. Hopkins told the class of 2016 during the commencement ceremony April 30.
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Hanks for the memories

Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks leaves lasting imprint on Dayton, Wright State University
An in-depth review of Tom Hanks's whirlwind visit to Dayton and Wright State University.
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