Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 04/11/2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:50am
Congratulations to doctoral student Adeola Agoke, who won a Graduate School Travel Award she will use this summer to begin fieldwork for her dissertation, “Contesting Linguistic Practices in the ‘Wild’: A Critical Study of Multilingualism in Southwest Nigeria.”
Submitted by Toni Landis; last updated on 03/31/2017
Join us in congratulating senior Jennifer Ostrowski who was awarded the Ralph B. Abrams Scholarship. Jennifer is completing majors in African Language and Literature and International Studies, as well as earning a certificate in Global Health. She is also a candidate for Biocore Honors.
Submitted by Toni Landis; last updated on 02/28/2017
H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Registration is now open for "Pleasure and the Pleasurable in Africa and the African Diaspora," the annual conference presented by the Department of African Cultural Studies and the African Studies Program!
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 12/19/2016
On Friday 16 December 2016, Albaba Sanchi, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for Hausa, visited Sliver Lake Intermediate School in Oconomowoc, WI (45 mile East of Madison towards Milwaukee). The school was celebrating Africa Day and Alibaba spoke to over 40 students about Hausa language and culture.
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 12/06/2016
On Monday 5 December, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alibaba Sanchi took part in an outreach program at an international celebration for kids and their families held at Kennedy Elementary School located in Madison East side (Milwaukee). He is devoting the 2016-17 academic year to promoting Hausa language and culture in Madison and beyond.
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 12/05/2016
Last week, four department graduate students (from left to right as pictured: David isiche, Kathryn Mara, Adeola Agoke, and Kevin Wamalwa) traveled to Washington DC to attend the annual meeting of the African Studies Association for the first time, where they took part in a panel thye helped organize, "Imagining African Cultural Studies through Literary Ethnography" Uniting three of this year’s conference themes—imagining Africa, scholarship, and representation—this panel emerged from a graduate-level methods seminar
AliBaba Sanchi of Nigeria, Brahim Lafdouk of Morocco, and Tolulope Akinwole of Nigeria have been awarded Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program grants to serve as a teaching assistants in Hausa, Arabic, and Yoruba and take courses at University of Wisconsin-Madison for academic year 2016-17. While in the United States, AliBaba Sanchi, Brahim Lafdouk, and Tolulope Akinwole will share their languages and cultures with U.S.