#ASA2014 Featured Author: Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo, professor of history and director of graduate studies at Howard University, has published highly acclaimed books on slavery. Two of these books, Public Memory of Slavery and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade are the perfect studies for this year's African Studies Association annual meeting theme. Her interdisciplinary books, which have earned… Continue reading #ASA2014 Featured Author: Ana Lucia Araujo

#ASA2014 Highlight! Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women’s Writing

This week, we will be featuring books that year's exemplify the African Studies Association annual meeting theme "Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation." One such book is Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women's Writing by Paula Sanmartín. "African American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has stated that… Continue reading #ASA2014 Highlight! Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women’s Writing

How is public relations shaping globalization efforts and practices in countries that have historically been under Western control?

As "former public relations practitioners with agency and corporate experience who now teach and conduct research in the field," Patricia Curtin (University of Oregon) and Kenn Gaither (Elon University) explained in their book that "[w]ithin the cultural-economic model, public relations practitioners act as cultural intermediaries, putting representations and identities into circulation to create shared meaning." The purpose… Continue reading How is public relations shaping globalization efforts and practices in countries that have historically been under Western control?