Africana Studies Program
While many colleges offer similar first-year programs, Bowdoin’s program is somewhat unique because it teaches the skills of critical reading and persuasive writing through the lens of different disciplines.
Associate Professor of Art Michael Kolster and Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History Dana Byrd recently teamed up to give Alumni College attendees an immersion experience in the photography of the Civil War.
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell discusses his latest book, “Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn,” with Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael.
By a quirk of the calendar, Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year falls on the first day of second-semester classes. So Bowdoin has a rare chance to celebrate King’s life and legacy with an evening of readings and musical performances by students and talks by Bowdoin staff and faculty.
Drawing on her deep expertise in the area of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her landmark novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English Tess Chakkalakal was herself in the role of storyteller as she shared insight into the author and the famous text with C-SPAN2′s “Book TV.”
Bowdoin and its ties to this country’s rich history will be highlighted throughout this weekend during special programming on the networks of C-SPAN.
If armchair travelers want to track Teona Williams’ adventures, they can follow the Watson fellow and recently graduated senior on a travel blog she is writing for the Bangor Daily News , called The Places We Go, named after Dr. Suess’ children’s book.
A forthcoming book about the Civil Rights Movement by Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell has been awarded the 2012 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize by the New York State Historical Association. The prize recognizes the best unpublished, book-length monograph relating to the history of New York State. Purnell’s book, titled “A Movement […]
Although Roberto Flores ’12 aspires to be a librarian and plans on attending graduate school in library science next year, at the moment he’s spending his days hauling lobster traps, painting buoys, and preparing bait. Flores is working as a sternman for Bruce King, a lobsterman from Vinalhaven, Maine. The alumnus started his job […]
This profile originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Bowdoin magazine. Major: Africana Studies Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica Title: President, GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning Website: www.greenhouseecocleaning.com Twitter: @GreenHouseEco
Books by Bowdoin faculty members are continuing to shape disciplines and garner widespread recognition. Read about the latest publications by professors Jorunn Buckley, Nadia V. Celis, Michael Franz, Christian Potholm and Olufemi Vaughan.
James McCalla, an associate professor of music who is retiring at the end of this year, has donated his piano to the Russwurm African American Center. In celebration of his gift, the center held a small reception last week and invited jazz pianist Ahmad Hassan Muhammad ’10 to play. Olufemi Vaughan, director of Bowdoin’s […]