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Check out the new website for the Comparative Race and Diaspora Cluster! http://sites.northwestern.edu/crd/

Damon Burchell Sanjani won a Nas Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the Du Bois Institute at Harvard for 2014-2015

Keeanga Taylor was hired as an assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

Sam Tenorio won a School of Criticism and Theory Fellowship for this summer at Cornell University

Rembembering Dr. Richard Iton

Richard Iton, our colleague and a special friend to many of us in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2013. Richard lived within the cultural and political membrane that entangled and connected the western nation and the black diaspora. This affectively and performatively located his biography across four main cities with significant black populations. Read the full Richard Iton obituary

Richard Iton Lecture: April 7, 2011, Cornell University

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Events

Wednesday March 5, 4:30p
2014 Leon Forrest Lecture
Lydia Diamond

Department of African American Studies and the Center for African American History Presents:

In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton

May 16-17, 2014
Orrington Hotel
Evanston, Illinois

See also colleague, Barnor Hesse's recent meditation on Richard's Blues Archive.

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Friday, May 162:00 PM
In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton

Saturday, May 179:00 AM
In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton

About African American Studies at Northwestern

Northwestern University's Department of African American Studies offers courses comparing the black experience in various parts of the world, allowing students to learn to analyze identity, race, and racism as formations that change over time and space. This broad study of the black experience is one of the key features of the department.

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