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As a poet, organizer, and all around soul-brutha, Bryant has found a home in the IRAAS community. During his time as an undergraduate, Bryant has worked with a number of on and off campus groups, including Columbia's Students Against Mass Incarceration chapter, the Columbia Prison Divest Campaign, the Columbia University Society of Hip Hop, and Harlem's Cop Watch team. Bryant's politics and scholarship are inseparable. Majoring in IRAAS's interdisciplinary undergraduate...

Black Studies, Third World Studies & Postcolonial Theory


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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Frank A. Guridy Frank A. Guridy specializes in sport history, urban history, and the history of the African Diaspora in the Americas. He is the author of Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Elsa Goveia Book...


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South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s In South of Pico Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility. Jones characterizes their works as modern migration narratives that look to the...

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The Hometown Historian

October 26, 2018
The Hometown Historian
By Jill C. Shomer
Frank A. Guridy never saw himself becoming a professor. Born working-class in Inwood — “a stone’s throw from Baker Field” — and raised in the Bronx, he was in fact the first person in his family to go to college. After graduating from Syracuse in 1993, Guridy, an associate professor of history and African-American studies, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2002. He taught at the University of Texas, Austin, for 12 years before starting at the College in 2016.

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