August 2016 News

August 31, 2016
Whenever a professional athlete speaks out against injustice and oppression, fans split between those who celebrate it as an act of courage and those who dismiss it as...
August 29, 2016
American Studies extends a warm welcome to our new colleague, Tavia Nyong’o.  Professor Nyong’o is a renowned scholar of the African diaspora, performance studies...
August 14, 2016
Charles Musser co-curator with Jackie Stewart (University of Chicago) of Pioneers of African American Cinema just got a lot of attention, in particularly by the NY Times. To...