Africana Studies Welcome Back 2021

Join us September 30 at 11am (by webex)
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Africana Studies Spring Kick-off

Please join Africana Studies for our annual Spring Kick-Off featuring AS alumni to learn how the major/minor has helped them in their professional careers.

March 9, 2021
Webex Link

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COVID-19, Africa, and the Diaspora

March 24, 2021
5pm, Webex - register here.

Please join the Africana Studies and International Studies Virtual Panel on COVID-19 in Africa and the Diaspora, featuring Lauren Anderson, Kalala Ngalamulume, and Nicole Vaughn. The panelists will discuss the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 on Africa and the Diaspora and its disproportionate impact on African Americans. Lauren Anderson, an adjunct for International and Africana Studies at Rowan University has worked within the United Nations (UN) family of organizations since 2006 and currently consults with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she supports the work of the Multi-Partner Trust Funds on COVID-19 and Ebola. She also serves as a writer and editor for the International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD), a Canadian-based thinktank, where she tracks SDG implementation. Kalala Ngalamulume, Associate Professor of History & Africana Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Co-Director of Health Studies at Bryn Mawr College, has published on the history of disease (yellow fever, cholera, and mental illness specifically) in Senegal in several peer-review journals such as the Journal of West African History and Cahiers d’Études Africaines. Nicole Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University, has published research over the past 20 years that focuses on community-based participatory and community engaged methods to reduce health disparities in African American and Latinx communities.  She has led evidence-based and evidence-informed chronic disease prevention interventions in urban and rural settings including churches, community centers, after-school centers and grocery stores.