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.