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MA Students & Graduates

Jessica Borowicz, African Studies
BA Spanish - Southeast Missouri State
MA International Relations - University of Oklahoma

Libby Brickson, African-American Studies
B.G.S. AAAS & English – University of Kansas

Jason Brouster, African-American Studies
B.A. Africana Studies – Wayne State University

Alyssa Cole, African-American Studies
BGS History – University of Kansas

Berlin Elgin, African Studies
Northwest Missouri State University

Melissa Foree, African-American Studies
B.A. History of Art – University of Kansas

Corey King, African-American Studies
BA in CLAS - University of Miami

Sheldon Nash, African Studies
BS General Studies – University of Maryland University College

Marcquis Roberts, African-American Studies
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – University of South Carolina

Antonio Shepherd, African-American Studies 
B.A. African-American Studies – University of Kansas

David Simon, African Studies
BA English - University of Kansas

Francine Simpson, African and Africam-American Studies
B.A. Applied Behavior Science – University of Kansas

Jenna Swanson, African Studies
BA in English and History from the University of South Dakota

Mfon ​Udoinyang
PhD - Linguistics University of Kansas

Michaela Warren, African-American Studies
BA journalism - strategic communications University of Kansas


2011 Hassan Bailey, African American-Sociology
B.A. Sociology – University of Kansas

2015 James Baker, African-American Studies 
B.A. Spanish – University of Kansas

2016 Tarik Black, African-American Studies 
B.A. Professional Studies – University of Memphis

2016 Anita Easterwood, African-American Studies
BA in Fine Arts – Kansas State University Manhattan

​2014 P.J. Engelbrecht, African Studies
B.A. Anthropology - Texas A&M University
M.A. Leadership Studies – University of Texas at El Paso

2012 Ginger Feather, African Studies 
B.A. Russian & French – University of Kentucky
M.A. International Affairs – George Washington University

2016 Paul Fowler III, African-American Studies
BA in History – The University of Kansas

2016 Jamie Fuller, African Studies
BA Anthropology – University of Kansas

​2014 Amy Hunt, African Studies 
B.A History – Juaniata College

2016 Jameelah Jones, African and African-American Studies
B.A. English – Paine College

2016 Caroline Kastor, African and African-American Studies
BA in Classics – University of Kansas

2012 Erika Kraus, African Studies 
B.S., B.A. French & Biology – Benedictine College

2012 Devon Lee, African-American Studies
B.S. AAAS & Sociology – University of California-Davis

2016 Adhima Miller, African Studies
BA in International Relations – Kennesaw State University

2014 Maryam Nichols, African Studies and African-American Studies 
B.A.S. Organizational Leadership – Donnelly College

2013 Chloe Scott, African & African-American Studies 
B.A. English – University of Houston

2014 Jessie Sirico, African & African-American Studies 
B.A. Political Science – Emporia State University

2015 Noemi Tracy, African Studies
B.A. Global Studies – Ohio University

​2014 Goyland Williams, African-American Studies
B.A. Political Science & Philosophy – Texas State University 










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KU announces first Diversity Leadership Awards
Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury.

Teresa Leslie-Canty, AAAS Lecturer and a Topeka High School teacher, nominated by her students in February, won a free Nissan Versa Tuesday night as the KSNT News and Capital City Nissan of Topeka “Teacher of the Year”. Teresa Leslie-Canty was previously the February “Teacher of the Month” after being nominated by 13 of her students.

Professor Jessica Gerschultz has been awarded the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship is for her book project, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian Ecole: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Class in Tunisia (1948-1972).

African and African-American studies professor Professor Beverly Mack wins inaugural engaged scholarship award

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Professor Dorthy Pennington was inducted into the Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame (April 2015)

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Second year AAAS MA student, Caroline Kastor is also a professional athlete.  This summer Caroline, former KU soccer standout, signed with FC Kansas City and topped off her rookie season by helping lead the organization to their second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship on October 1, 2015.

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