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Lucero is a rising senior in Columbia College, from the Bronx, NY. She's a Urban Studies major, with an African American concentration, particularly in the area of Caribbean and African Diaspora. Her interests lie in the intersections of immigrant communities and communities of color and their place in the urban setting, especially as poverty and inequity in housing and education might affect them. She aspires to combine community engagement and...

CLASS OF 2016
Caribbean / African Diaspora Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE: African-American Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of people of the African Diaspora -- sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and Europe...READ MORE >>
  
GRADUATE: Our Master of Arts Program is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the literature and research of African-American Studies, and enable them to produce critical analysis and research about the complex and historically...READ MORE >>

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Dr. Carla Shedd Dr. Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies; author of “Unequal City: Race, Schools and Perceptions of Injustice” which has won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Pursuit of Social Justice and t he Distinguished...

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Featured Faculty Book

Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Spirit in the Dark unveils the contours of a literary history that remained preoccupied with religion even as it was typically understood by authors, readers, and critics...

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