Students’ Social Media Research Presented at ASCAC Conference

Seven California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Africana studies students presented their research on ways in which the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations’ (ASCAC) could expand its mission and membership through the use of social media during the  organization’s … [Read more...]

David C. Turner III: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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, 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...]