The professor of English and Africana studies is defined by his artistic curiosity and commitment to community building as a teacher and mentor.
The main level reopens after a historic renovation featuring the relocated sphinx and completely reimagined Africa and Mexico/Central America galleries.
Here, a collection of Penn faculty and students share some of their goals for the 2019-20 academic year, plus a quote that's keeping them motivated.
The Penn community recalls the life and legacy of renowned author and teacher Toni Morrison, H‘88.
Sudanese scholar Ali Ali-Dinar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, discusses the ongoing uprising in the East African country and the Sudan massacre.
Students, faculty, and community members gathered to talk about the University’s connections to slavery.
A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.
A documentary film by Penn junior Sonari Chidi and a panel discussion at Perry World House focused on the depiction of refugees and immigrants in the media.
On Dec. 31, Kyle Oden, a junior at Penn from Inglewood, Calif., and his family will be featured as part of a nationally televised holiday special: “A Home for the Holidays—the 20th Anniversary” celebrating families whose lives have been changed by adoptions.
With the Penn Alumni Reading Club, the Center for Africana Studies delivers intellectual engagement directly to alumni—and the public.
Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed her seminar “Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music” and analyzed the viral Coachella performance’s commentary on Black womanhood.
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Penn students Ashley Barrett, Arike Jacobs, and Erica Suarez joined Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences on “Good Day Philadelphia” to discuss Tillet’s seminar “Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Solange.” (Video)
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