Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left. 10. Conceptualizing White Identity in the United States. (Also Sociology 31.) See Sociology 31.

Black Studies Department

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Egúngún, Oru, Ijebu, 1986
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Drabinski Wins Book Award from Caribbean Philosophical Association

John E. Drabinski, professor of Black studies, has won the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s 2014 Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought for his book Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other.

Work in Progress

The Impact of Black Soldiers and Amherst College on the Civil Rights Movement

Submitted on Thursday, 3/1/2012, at 10:51 AM

Khary Polk, the Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor of black studies at Amherst completed his doctoral dissertation on the African-American soldier at New York University last summer and is currently adapting the dissertation into book form. We recently spoke with Polk about the upcoming work, which he said will examine “how discourses of race and sexuality intersected within the figure of the African American soldier in the 20th century, and how black soldiers, in particular, found senses of embattled agency through their military travels outside of the United States.”

John E. Drabinski is Co-Editor of Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

John E. Drabinski, visiting associate professor of Black studies, has recently taken over as co-editor, with Oklahoma City University Professor Scott Davidson, of the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy.

Colloquium on "Race, Religion and Nationalism" Oct. 26-27

Lazerowitz Lecturer Jeffrey Ferguson To Speak on “Satire in the Bedroom” at Amherst College April 23

April 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jeffrey Brown Ferguson, assistant professor of black studies and American studies at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture, on “Satire in the Bedroom: George Schuyler’s Racial Transgressions,” on Tuesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. The talk, and a reception immediately following, are free and open to the public.

Race and Reunion Wins Bancroft Prize in American History

David Blight's Race and Reunion Offers Critical Appraisal of America After the Civil War

January 24, 2001Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has just published Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001), a study of how Americans "black and white, from North and South, soldiers and politicians, writers and editors" made sense of America's most wrenching war.

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