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Dissertator Olusegun Soetan will receive a three-month summer fellowship (June 1- August 31st) which provides a stipend, tuition and segregated fees coverage.

Congratulations, Segun!

PhD student Adeola Agoke was awarded a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) Dissertation Grant.

This award helps support graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education at the dissertation writing stage. These grants can provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.

Congratulations, Adeola!

Each year, the American Academy in Berlin awards two-dozen semester-long Berlin Prize fellowships to outstanding scholars, writers, and artists from the United States. Fellows, who come from the humanities, social sciences, public policy, and the arts, pursue independent projects in a residential community at the Hans Arnhold Center, a historic villa on Lake Wannsee. They share their work with German colleagues and audiences at lectures, readings, discussions, concerts, and film screenings, which form the core of the Academy’s rich program of public events.

Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:10am
Toni Landis with IAP staf

Our student services coordinator Toni Landis earned the “IAPpriciates You Award” from International Academic Programs. IAP staff came to our faculty meeting to give Toni the award, and noted that she was nominated by numerous staff members for her longstanding support for student study abroad. Congratulations Toni!

The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the Divisional Research Committees of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education on the basis of a detailed proposal.  Winners receive research salary support for both summers 2018 and 2019, as well as flexible research funding in each of two fiscal years.

Learn more about Katrina Daly Thompson and her teaching and research interests.

This year’s theme, Shifting Epistemologies: Movements, Institutions and Ideas in Africa, invites participants to reflect on election, migration, resistance and innovation trends that have taken shape on the continent and in the African diaspora. Abstracts due 12 Feb. In recent years, the continent and world at large has experienced a wave of migration and African local and national boarders shoulder the responsibility of accepting most of those who flee their homes and communities.

Third-year PhD student Kathryn Mara has been elected as a Great Lakes regional delegate in the Modern Language Association. During her tenure (2018-2021), she will be expected to represent the professional interests and concerns of her colleagues, and participate in meetings of the Delegate Assembly at the annual conventions of January 2019 (Chicago), January 2020 (Seattle), and January 2021 (Toronto). Congratulations, Kathryn!

Katrina Daly Thompson and Névine El Nossery have been selected as Honored Instructors for Fall 2017. 

Thompson regularly teaches courses that focus on African language use and pedagogy. She is the Director of the Program in African Languages as well as Director of Gradute Studies. 

On November 18, Oluwayinka Arawomo, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for the Department of African Cultural Studies, hosted a table at the International Festival organized by University Apartments in honor of International Education Week. Yinka displayed traditional Yoruba items such as horsetail, 'sekere' - a gourd decorated with a net of beads, and traditional attire. Members of the community were delighted to wear the attire, and kids had fun playing with the horsetail and 'sekere'. 

View a detailed listing of several spring 2018 courses offered by African Cultural Studies.

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