African and African American Studies

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Symposium celebrates identity and social change

Jakobi Williams

The Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Symposium at Wright State examined myriad topics including race in the GBLTQ community, construction of black identities and feminism in media. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading

Wright State grad explores educational value of hip-hop

Darius Prier, a double Wright State grad, is now an assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership at Duquesne University.

Darius Prier, a double Wright State graduate who is now education professor at Duquesne University, examines how hip-hop is a culturally relevant form of education in a new book. Continue reading

Pay it forward

Wright State fourth-year student Quanita McRoberts

A shelter was once her home, and Wright State senior Quanita McRoberts can be found there occasionally. But now she’s there to give back. Continue reading

Acclaimed poet visits Wright State for reading and workshop

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie has been published in the Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Go, Tell Michelle (SUNY), Listen Up! (One World Ballantine) and  Revenge and Forgiveness (Henry Holt). Additionally, Tallie’s work has been the subject of a short film, I Leave My Colors Everywhere.

The event is to take place Thursday, March 28, in the Millett Hall Atrium at 2 p.m. Continue reading

President’s Award for Excellence—Early Career Achievement

Opolot Okia, Ph.D., is an author and Fulbright scholar who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service since he joined Wright State in 2009. Continue reading

Symposium keynote speaker to discuss sexual violence

Photo of a "slutwalk"

The keynote lecture of the 2012 Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium will address the racial implications of the SlutWalks movement. Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month

Photo of H.K. Edgerton

H.K Edgerton is an African-American Confederate activist who lectures on the role of blacks in the history of the South. He has walked thousands of miles through cities… Continue reading

Future teachers studying the African American educational experience

A collaborative new certificate program is helping future teachers relate to African American students, making them more effective teachers in urban public schools. Continue reading