Intersectionality in the American South

Funded through Support by the Mellon Foundation

November is National Native American Heritage Month

n 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.   More information can be found here.

The Intersection:  Where Black Popular Culture and Social Justice Meets (with Lisa Ferrell (CMII) and Booker Edwards (CMII) Examining the intersection between Hip-Hop and Queer Identity This episode begins by detailing controversial positions taken by Hip Hop artists including Da Baby and Lil Boosie and homophobic social media as well as performance made comments, while also discussing the rise of queer identified artists such as Young MA, Azalea Banks, Breezy, Lil Nas…

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Africana Studies Tailgate

Come out and Join the Department of Africana Studies for our annual tailgate at GSU’s homecoming on October 29, 2022.  We may have additional tickets for the game.  If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lisa Shannon, our fabulous homecoming chair.

Inaugural Mellon Summer Institute for Intersectional Studies

Six universities in the United States are being funded by the Mellon Foundation for the next three years to help build a national network for Intersectional Studies. These universities—New York University, University of Southern California, Georgia State University, University of Virginia, University of Illinois, and the University of Utah—will now gather as each brings a…

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Mellon Grant Funds Intersectional Studies at Georgia State’s Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora

The Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD) at Georgia State University has received a grant of more than $500,000 to establish an intersectional studies collective with a focus on the American South.

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