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
Submitted by Katrina Daly Thompson; last updated on 04/27/2016
Learn more about what our faculty and graduate students have been working on over the past academic year, from motion pictures to revolution; courtly duels to political cartoons; soccer to intimacy; television to trauma; courtly duels to friendship. Our geographical focus is equally diverse, including Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and more.