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Zinga A. Fraser, PhD is the Endowed Postdoctoral fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College. She has a doctorate in African American Studies from Northwestern University specializing in Race, Politics, and Culture. Zinga received her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Political Science with a minor in African American Studies. In 2005, Zinga obtained a Master’s of Arts from the Institute for Research in African American Studies...

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African American 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

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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