David C. Turner III: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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David C. Turner, III, a senior Africana studies major was honored with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award for his extensive research, presentation, and lecture experience, as well as the leadership he has shown as a student at CSU Dominguez Hills. “It is really a testament to what I … [Read more...]

Africana Studies Students and Faculty Carry on Tradition at National Conference

Salim Faraji, Dianne Williams, Tiearea Robinson, and Keith Claybrook.

Students and faculty members from the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills presented their research through a variety of forums and served on panels during the 37th Annual National Council of Black Studies (NCBS) national conference held in Indianapolis, … [Read more...]

Africana Studies Faculty Promote Published Work at Book Signing

Jolandra Davis.

Published authors from the Department of Africana Studies faculty hosted a book-signing event on Feb. 19 in Loker Student Union, as part of the celebration of Black History Month at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Rudy Vanterpool, emeritus professor of philosophy and Africana … [Read more...]

Salim Faraji: Book Reveals the Roots of Nubian Christianity

Salim Faraji, associate professor and chair of Africana studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills with his new book “The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh.”

Salim Faraji has been on a 25-year quest for answers to a transformation that took place more than 1,500 years ago. His findings led him to author the book “The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh” (African World Press: Trenton and London, 2012). In it, Faraji, … [Read more...]

Africana Studies – Nurturing Students to Achievement

From the Africana studies department, Dianne Williams, David C. Turner, III,  Maurice Keith Claybrook Jr., Tiearea Robinson will be among those attending the National Conference of Black Studies.

Faculty members in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills take to heart —and to task—the department’s motto, “A place where scholars, thinkers and leaders are nurtured.” Availing themselves to students beyond the classroom, they become more than academic … [Read more...]

Annual Africana Lecture Encourages Scholarship, Excellence Among Men of Color

CSU Dominguez Hills welcomed Dr. Kwame Zulu Shabazz of Winston-Salem University on Nov. 1. L-R: Dr. Munashe Furusa, acting dean, College of Arts and Humanities; Jalondra Davis, lecturer, Africana studies; Dr. Shabazz, Dr. Salim Faraji, associate professor, Africana studies; and Michael P Smith, assistant director,  University Outreach & Information Services. Courtesy of Salim Faraji

Dr. Kwame Zulu Shabazz, a faculty member in Africana studies at Winston-Salem State University, was the keynote speaker for the Herb Carter- Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke Distinguished Lecture Series held on Nov. 1. The annual event, which is presented by the Department of Africana Studies and the … [Read more...]

Grad Students First to Complete Special Interdisciplinary Major in Africana Studies

Dr. Rudy Vanterpool, acting chair of Africana studies, congratulates Tamanika Ferguson (at left) and Betty Knight on achieving the university's first master's degrees in the discipline.

While many members of the Class of 2011 at California State University, Dominguez Hills celebrated becoming the first in their families to earn a college degree, Tamanika Ferguson (Class of ’07, B.A., Africana studies/public administration) and Betty Knight (Class of ‘08, B.A., performing arts) … [Read more...]

Africana Studies Students and Faculty Present at National Black Studies Conference

Standing, L-R: Charmaine Lang, graduate student, negotiation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding; David Turner, sophomore, Africana studies/English; Ricco Garrett, senior, Africana studies; Darol Kay, junior, Africana studies  Seated, L-R: Kristecia Estem, senior, health science; Jalondra Davis, lecturer, Africana studies; Maurice Keith Claybrook, Jr.,  lecturer, Africana studies; and Adrienne McKinney,junior, sociology

Faculty and students from the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the 35th Annual National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in March. Through a variety of forums and presentations, the conference provided … [Read more...]

Salim Faraji: Professor of Africana Studies Attends Gathering of Scholars of Nubian Studies at British Museum

Salim Faraji (at far left) met a cadre of world-renowned - and few and far between - scholars of Nubiology at the 12th Annual International Conference for Nubian Studies at the British Museum last summer. L-R, in foreground: Faraji, David N. Edwards, professor of Nubian archaeology, University of Leceister; Derek A. Welsby, curator of Egyptian & Nubian Antiquities, British Museum; Necia D. Harkless

Salim Faraji, assistant professor of Africana studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, attended the 12th Annual International Conference for Nubian Studies in August at the British Museum and presented his findings on “Africana Nubiology: Examining Classical Sudanese Traditions in … [Read more...]

Salim Faraji: Professor of Africana Studies Reveals Oldest Form of Christianity in Antique Nubia

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Salim Faraji, assistant professor of Africana studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been invited to present his research on Christianity in ancient Nubia at the 12th Annual International Conference for Nubian Studies, which will be held in August at the British Museum. One … [Read more...]