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Joyce-Zoe Farley, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of African American Studies and Public History at UAB, shares three things to read, watch, and listen to in honor of Black History Month.

Anissa Latham nurtured her storytelling and filmmaking skills during her time at University of Alabama at Birmingham — now, with new partners and supporters investing in her work, she’s bringing her creative vision to the world.

Pursuing a double major requires focus, effort, and passion. Add a global pandemic to the situation, and the experience becomes even more complex.

October 15, 2020

A limitless world

Makayla Smith wants to use poetry to create spaces of joy and representation for Black, queer audiences.

The program was approved as a degree-granting program by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education on April 28, 2000.

This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

Established in 2018, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.

December 20, 2017

New course: Pulpits in Protest

This course will cover four major social movements involving African Americans and the protest speeches, sermons, and songs given by women and men from the Black Church and beyond.

Two African American Studies students — an alumna and a senior — are participating in their dream internships this summer.
The Pan-African Student Coalition at UAB, organized during this summer semester, hopes to provide a place where students can feel they belong and serve as an umbrella organization for other organizations consisting of people of African descent.
Carlon Harris, a senior African American Studies major and Honors Program student, was one of several UAB students selected to attend the 21st Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University in February. He was also recently interviewed on Birmingham’s WBRC Fox 6.
Students and faculty in the UAB African American Studies Program have been recognized for their achievements this semester.
Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Phi Alpha Theta presents "An Evening with James Meredith." Join the roundtable discussion recounting the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi.
UAB students gathered for the "Exploring Racism through Hip Hop" writing workshop at the Department of Theatre's acting studio on Nov. 13 to add their voices to a musical in the works.
Professor Glenn Feldman passed away suddenly on October 19. His life and family will be honored in a prayer vigil Wednesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Homewood. His funeral will be held Friday, October 23.
Africa in the Americas (AAS 250/HY 290/HY 390), taught by Department of History professor Pamela Murray, will introduce students to those countries and regions of Latin America that, since the 1500s, have comprised the heart of the New World's African diaspora.
Vern Cile Bush, Administrative Associate for the African American Studies program and the Department of Anthropology, was recently awarded the Black Student Awareness Committee's 2015 Outstanding Faculty or Staff Member of the Year award.
UAB African American Studies professor Dr. DeReef Jamison was recently listed in the top 1 percent of academics for profile views on Academia.edu.
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