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Congratulations to Professor Chris Tounsel, in being named the Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor for the College

Join us in congratulating Prof. Chris Tounsel, in being named the Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor for the College. Congratulations Chris!

"Early career professorships and career development professorships are given to promising untenured and recently tenured faculty. They include support for the faculty member's research and teaching program and are awarded for a term."

  • https://la.psu.edu/faculty-staff/awards-and-honors/named-and-distinguished-professorships-1/early-career-professorships

 

Congratulations to our Post-doc Jamie Anderson in gaining the 2nd Position at the 13th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition for her media submission

Congratulations to our Post-doc Jamie Anderson in gaining the 2nd Position at the 13th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition for her media submission

Jamie Anderson

Dr. Jamie Lee Anderson from the Africana Research Center won the 2nd Position in the Media Competition at the 13th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition for her documentary "100 Years of Bate Folha" about one of the oldest Candomblé houses in Salvador da Bahia. Click here to watch the clip!

Congratulations to Christopher Tounsel on the publication of his article, "Two Sudans, Human Rights, and the Afterlives of St. Josephine Bakhita", published in Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered

Congratulations to Christopher Tounsel on the publication of his article, "Two Sudans, Human Rights, and the Afterlives of St. Josephine Bakhita", published in Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered

Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered

Congratulations to Chris Tounsel on the publication of his article, "Two Sudans, Human Rights, and the Afterlives of St. Josephine Bakhita", published in Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered, ed. Daniel Jenkins-Steinmetz and Sarah Shortall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. 261-275.

Congratulations to Professor Fabienne Kanor on the publication of her new novel, Humus

While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor encountered a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander of a slave ship, Le Soleil. Captain Louis Mosnier explained the loss of valuable “cargo” when fourteen African women escaped from the ship’s hold and leaped overboard into the sea, rather than be taken into slavery. Half of them drowned or were eaten by sharks.
From this historical episode, Kanor has composed a powerful novel that shifts our focus from commerce to the women themselves. In this polyphonic work, each woman tells her own story. Their disparate lives from differing cultures, conditions, and perspectives intersect and intertwine through their violent transition from freedom to captivity, and form a chorus in their collective act of resistance.

Dr. Sinfree Makoni is awarded as a co-collaborator for a SSRC Rapid Response Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Sinfree Makoni, who was awarded as a co-collaborator for a Social Science Research Council Rapid Response Grant. 

https://covid19research.ssrc.org/grantee/humor-as-a-semiotic-resource-coping-with-covid-19-stress-in-africa/