Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 04/25/2017
Tolu Akinwole, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for Yoruba in 2016-17, took part in the African Studies Program's recent "Day in Africa," presenting Yoruba marriage practices to visiting high school students. Tolu will join the Department in Fall 2017 as a Master's student.
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 04/20/2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
This year our department nominated Sami Lamine for L&S Teaching Fellow, and he just let me know that he was selected! As a Fellow, Sami’s role will include working with the other Fellows plan the campus-wide TA workshops that will take place in August.
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.