Topic: Diaspora

Race, gender and sexuality in African art

Feb. 28, 2011
Associate Professor Moyo Okediji

Art History Professor Moyo Okediji, curator of a new Visual Arts Center exhibition, goes beyond skin color to portray what contemporary African art is.

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Professor Jennifer Wilks discusses poet of the African Diaspora

Feb. 26, 2010
Professor Jennifer Wilks discusses poet of the African Diaspora

In this first installment of an audio portrait series that explores the African Diaspora, Dr. Jennifer Wilks, an associate professor of English and African and African American Studies, discusses a 1939 poem by Aimé Césaire that reflects on the conditions of people of African descent under colonialism.

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New department for African Diaspora studies created

Feb. 24, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin has created a new academic department devoted to studying the experiences of African Americans, indigenous Africans and people of African descent around the world and an affiliated institute that will focus on urban policy.

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Fine Arts Library Hosts Exhibition of West African Cultural Artifacts

Dec. 4, 2008

A new exhibition of cultural artifacts from West Africa will be displayed at the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin from Dec. 5 through March 5, 2009.

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