Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, which draws together students, activists, and artists to develop a critical and creative approach to data and technology. Ruha is the author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for […]
This work of fiction, entitled Midnight Fairy Tales, is a creative writing project that explores a selection of African historical legends in a medium as faithful to the original stories as the research and the project’s structure will allow. Its form, with the use of a framing story to provide incentive for the telling of the smaller ones, was partially inspired by Arabian Nights. The stories themselves were simply ones that I found extremely fascinating when I chanced upon a few lines about them in various required texts from my Africana Studies courses. I would hope the frame story itself helps to justify why I chose to undertake a project of quasi-historical fiction rather than write a traditional historical paper. But, just as important as the motive, is the means which Africana Studies provides, being such an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of study, to execute a capstone project in this way.
Bonaparte, Alicia D. “Midwifery in Historical and Contemporary Perspective: The Collusion of Race, Class, and Gender” in Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Andrea O’Reilly, Melinda Vandenbeld Giles (eds.) Routledge Motherhood Companion. (Routledge,2019). More
Hurley, Eric A. (In Press). “Sociocultural Factors and Global Education Goals of Education for All” In Li-fang Zhang (Ed.), Educational Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. *Anthony M. Sylvester acknowledged. More
Sankofa, B. M., Hurley, E. A., Allen, B. A. & Boykin, A.W. (2019). From oppositional culture to cultural integrity: AA students’ perceptions of classroom activity structures and physical ecology. Urban Education. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0042085919850257 More
Eric Hurley, associate professor of Africana studies and psychology, co-authored “Cultural Group Membership Versus (Self-Reported) Group Orientation: Which Predicts Student Performance in Cooperative & Competitive Math Learning? For Whom?” in Urban Education. One of the co-authors is Seanna Cade Leath ’13. More
In African American Girls and the Construction of Identity: Class, Race, and Gender, Sheila Walker closely examines socioeconomic class and explores the way it shapes how African American girls experience race and gender in the process of their identity formation. While all the girls who participated in the two-year study are African American, their lives […]
Lagji, Amanda. “Marooned Time: Disruptive Waiting and Idleness in Carpentier and Coetzee.” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19.2 (2018): 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/17533171.2017.1395583 More
Blassingame, Tia (2018). “Dear Book Arts: African American artists and the book form” in Freedom of the Presses: Artists’ Books in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Marshall Weber. Booklyn, at Denison Library (Scripps) www.primrosepress.com More
SOLIMAN, MARYAN. “‘The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States’: A Biography of Herbert Aptheker.” Journal of Southern History, vol. 83, no. 2, May 2017, pp. 479–480. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/soh.2017.0150. More
Vanessa C. Tyson, 2016 Twists of fate : multiracial coalitions and minority representation in the US House of Representatives “Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament. For one thing, they tend to represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues. Moreover, they themselves […]
Mubirumusoke, Mukasa. “Rapping Honestly: NaS, Nietzsche, and the Moral Prejudices of Truth.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. 30, no. 2, May 2016, pp. 175–203. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5325/jspecphil.30.2.0175.
Bonaparte, Alicia. “Physicians’ Discourse for Establishing Authoritative Knowledge in Birthing Work and Reducing the Presence of the Granny Midwife.” Journal of Historical Sociology, vol. 28, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 166–194. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/johs.12045. More
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