African American Studies

Arcadia University faculty member Chris Varlack

Mar 12, 2021 Caitlin Burns

For Dr. Varlack, Diversifying One’s Own Perspective Is Crucial to Learning

By Timothy Stasek '21 Many may tend to think of learning as a process specifically for students, but Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English, emphasizes how much professors can grow and adapt as well through this process. In fact, a guiding principle for him and for...

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Ethiopian Cinema and Oromo Democracy During Political Crisis

Join Dr. Steven W. Thomas, Associate professor of English and Film Studies at Wagner College, New York for a guest lecture on how Oromo movies made in 2015 and 2016 show the Gada system of democracy.  Two short 10-minute films will be screened to illustrate the core Oromo ideas.  Dr....

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

None of the Above - Book Talk and Signing

None of the Above:  The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators. In 2013, 35 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing students' answers on...

Headshot of Professor Jonathan Shandell

Jan 29, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Book Reading and Signing

You are invited to a Book Reading and Signing by Professor Jonathan Shandell, Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  The role of the artist in the cause of Black freedom has been a hotly debated topic for generations now.  Dr. Shandell's The American Negro Theatre and the Long...

Nov 25, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

Loury Speaks at Philadelphia’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Dr. Doreen Loury (left) with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Stephen Tyson ’13M at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative Summit, hosted at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The summit was organized in response to President Obama’s MBK Community...

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Jan 4, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Loury Receives Education Award from BWEA

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of African American studies and director, Act 101 Program, was honored as a Montgomery County Trailblazer by the Black Women’s Educational Alliance (BWEA) of Montgomery County and also received their Education Award for 2013 on Dec. 7 in Springhouse, Pa. In...