Summer 2017 Member Announcements

The African Studies Association is pleased to showcase the achievements of our members in each edition of ASA News. If you have an announcement, publication, or other accomplishment you’d like highlighted in the next issue of ASA News, please let the ASA know by filling out this online form. You can also share your news and accomplishments with the ASA year-round by tweeting us @ASANewsOnline.

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New Publications by ASA Members
The Gender of Piety Family, Faith, and Colonial Rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (Ohio University Press), by Wendy Urban-Mead, Associate Professor of History, Bard College

Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria (University of Chicago Press), by Brandon Kendhammer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio University

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood (University of California Press), by Robert Wyrod, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder. This title was just awarded the honorable mention for the 2017 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award. This award is given by the Human Right Section of the American Sociological Association.

"The Politics of Football in Post-colonial Sierra Leone." In Brenda Elsey and Stanislao G. Pugliese, eds. Football and the Boundaries of History (Palgrave MacMillan), by Tamba M'bayo, West Virgina University

Muslim Interpreters in Colonial Senegal, 1850-1920: Mediations of Knowledge and Power in the Lower and Middle Senegal River Valley (Lexington Books), by Tamba M'bayo, West Virginia University

Cinémas des diasporas noires : esthétiques de la reconstrution (L'Harmattan), by Daniela Ricci, University of Nanterre

L'invention du quotidien dans la nouvelle ouest-africaine d'expression anglaise (L'Harmattan) by Bojana Coulibaly, Gaston Berger University

African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict (Lexington Books), ed. by Pauline Ada Uwakweh, Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University

Intimate Interventions in Global Health: Family Planning and HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cambridge University Press), by Rachel Robinson, Associate Professor, American University. If purchasing from CUP, enter the code ROBINSON2017 at the checkout.

Women and Power in Zimbabwe: Promises of Feminism (University of Illinois Press), by Carolyn Martin Shaw, University of California Santa Cruz

Awards and Recognition
Corey Holmes, Howard University, was awarded a Boren Fellowship and a Fulbright-Hays award.

Brandon Kendhammer, Ohio University, was recently appointed as the Director of the International Development Studies program at Ohio University.

Fallou Ngom, Boston University, was promoted to Full Professor in March 2017.

Tamba M'bayo, West Virginia University, was promoted and tenured as Associate Professor of History with effect of Fall 2017.

Jeanne Marie Penvenne, Tufts University, delivered the Keynote Address at the International Congress on the Press and Periodical Literature in the Portuguese Empire, 22 – 25 May 201. Her keynote was titled, “Portuguese Colonial-Era Newspapers and Periodicals: Silences, Fragments and False Firmaments.” She also delivered a lecture at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Estudos de Desenvolvimento, Universidade de Lisboa, and a public leacture and seminar, “Writing Mozambique’s History” 18 May 2017, Imperial Footprints, Colonialism and Post Colonialism in the Contemporary Era Series, sponsored by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.  

Lauren MacLean, Indiana University Bloomington, was selected for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.

Other Announcements
Tomi Adeaga, University of Vienna, translated Olympe Bhêly-Quénum's "C'était à Tigony" into "As She Was Going To Tigony."
Michigan State University Press, January, 2017.

Effective Fall 2017, students at New York University's global portal campus in Abu Dhabi will have the opportunity to earn a minor in African studies. This new program leverages NYU Abu Dhabi's placement in a region adjacent to, and historically connected with, the African continent; its wealth of Africa-focused faculty across the humanities and social sciences; and the deep interest in Africa and the African diaspora among members of its extremely diverse student community.

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