Submitted by Toni Landis; last updated on 12/06/2016
Hongera Sana to Professor Katrina Daly Thompson! Professor Thompson has been awarded First Prize in the 2016 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Competition, sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. Her piece, titled "Secrets of a Swahili Marriage," earned a $100 prize.
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 09/28/2016
Congratulations to doctoral student Said Hannouchi, who has accepted a position as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Arabic Flagship Program at Indiana University. We will miss him in our Arabic program, and wish him the best of luck in his new job!
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 08/08/2016
Professor Dustin Cowell officially retired yesterday, after 43 years of meritorious service to our department as Arabic faculty, director of our Arabic language program, and three-time chair of the department (a total of nine years!). Please join us in thanking him for all of us for his absolutely exemplary dedication and immense contributions to where we are today. In Spring 2018, we will be doing a big conference on half a century of Arabic language studies in the department, an opportunity to properly celebrate Dustin—the key figure in that history.
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 08/07/2016
We are saddened to announce the passing of Hazel Carter, Professor Emerita, African Languages and Literature, on August 3. An accomplished linguist who studied both Kongo and Shona, she was chair from 1992 until 1995 when she retired. She was in the department for 15 years.
Our condolences to the entire Carter family. Please let us all take solace in Hazel's long service of significant contributions to the department as scholar and teacher of African languages.
Submitted by Toni Landis; last updated on 05/24/2016
Professor Olaniyan is featured in the podcast, Africa Past and Present! Listen to his discussion regarding African cartoonists, their origins, their struggles with censorship, as well as a description of his own website, AfricaCartoons.com