Africana Studies Blog

Crenshow and Neblett
Posted on April 14th, 2022 by Lizeth Quinones

The first recipient of the Coach Matt Crenshaw scholarship is IUPUI Junior Patrick Neblett. Upon being named IUPUI’s head Men’s Basketball Coach in Summer 2021 Coach Crenshaw immediately reached out to Africana Studies Program Director Dr. Les Etienne and asked how he could make an impact on the IUPUI community beyond the Basketball court. Coach …

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Posted on May 7th, 2022 by Les Etienne

As of May 1, 2022, in what Program Director Dr. Les Etienne calls “a defining moment in the program’s evolution,” the Journal of Africana Gender Studies (JAGS) and the Gender and Africa and the African Diaspora (GAAD) International Conferences—formerly Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD)—will have a permanent home in the IUPUI Africana …

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Crenshow and Neblett
Posted on April 14th, 2022 by Lizeth Quinones

The first recipient of the Coach Matt Crenshaw scholarship is IUPUI Junior Patrick Neblett. Upon being named IUPUI’s head Men’s Basketball Coach in Summer 2021 Coach Crenshaw immediately reached out to Africana Studies Program Director Dr. Les Etienne and asked how he could make an impact on the IUPUI community beyond the Basketball court. Coach …

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Posted on March 18th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you will …

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Posted on February 7th, 2022 by Les Etienne

The Office of International Affairs is delighted to announce that the U.S. Department of State accepted Professor Oladele Omosegbon’s bid to the Diplomacy Lab (DipLab). DipLab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to “course-source” research related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at colleges and …

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Posted on November 30th, 2021 by Patricia Turley

The Olaniyan Scholars Program promotes the development of undergraduate research, community engagement, and study abroad experiences. The program’s scholarly and academic activities and the scholarship and research focused on people of African descent. This program provides exciting opportunities for students, as well as aiding in providing the financial support students need to focus on and …

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Posted on November 30th, 2021 by Les Etienne

  IUPUI professor Obioma Nnaemeka was selected to receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the American University in Paris, which will be awarded in spring 2022. Nnaemeka is a Chancellor’s Professor of French, women’s studies and Africana studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. She is an internationally recognized expert on …

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Posted on November 30th, 2021 by Les Etienne

Have you ever wondered “Why can’t I take courses that I’m interested in, regardless of the program?” Now you can! The IU School of Liberal Arts has an exciting new degree opportunity called Pathway Minors in Liberal Arts allowing you to explore your passions while still staying on your chosen career path. The Pathway Minors …

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Posted on November 30th, 2021 by Les Etienne

Did you know that many IUPUI undergraduate students are personalizing their education with a second degree without adding time or cost to their college plan? In fact, you can create expertise in two areas of study, both in your first chosen field and in a second that will enhance your marketability in the workforce following …

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