The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce the finalists for the Director of Africana Studies position. Note: All lectures will take place at the University of New Mexico. All of the community forums/receptions will take place at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, Tel: (505) 222-0785. For more information visit: http://africanastudies.unm.edu/
Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Associate Professor of History, University of Alabama‒Birmingham will interview on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. His lecture, “Site Recovery: The Life Story of Vasco Hale and Its Meaning for Africana Studies and U.S. Civil Rights Movement History" will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the History Commons, First Floor, Mesa Vista Hall. There will be a Community Forum/Reception from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. John A. Arthur, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Duluth will interview on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. His lecture, “Proximate Determinants of Voluntary Repatriation of African Immigrants (Preliminary Evidence from Panels 3, 4, and 5)” will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Sociology Commons, Room 1061 Social Sciences Building (Sociology Department). There will be a Community Forum/Reception from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Merle L. Bowen, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will interview on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Her lecture, “Diaspora of the Soil: the Black Struggle for Land and Liberty in Brazil," will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in 2069 Social Sciences Building (Political Science Department). There will be a Community Forum/Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Cynthia A. Young, Associate Professor of English, African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College will interview on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Her lecture, “Black Ops: Black Masculinity and the War on Terror" will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in 446 Humanities (English Department). There will be a Community Forum/Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.