August 14, 2017
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ASWAD Membership Perk: Free E-Subscription to the Journal of Africana Religion

As a friendly reminder, one of the perks of ASWAD membership is a free e-subscription to the Journal of Africana Religions , which is co-sponsored by ASWAD. The current issue of the Journal features a roundtable on Africana religious music. Articles by Harcourt Fuller, Anthony Merritt, Joseph Winters, and Katie Young offer a fresh and insightful analysis of Africana soundscapes ranging from the musicological formations of Jamaica to those of Ghana, reaching from early Maroon history to the contemporary rhythms of hip-hop. In addition, several research articles also feature in this issue. Claudrena Harold offers a study of the gospel artist James Cleveland. The complex philosophical history of African Islam comes to fore in a ground-breaking article by Oludamini Ogunnaike. Adriaan Van Klinken examines the intersection of Africana religions and LGBT communities. Alexis S. Wells-Oghoghomeh's studies religion and gendered trans-sense in the history of enslaved Blacks in the US South. You can access your subscription through JSTOR:

Africana Studies Tenured/Tenure-track Position - West African History, Pre-Colonial to Late 19th Century - University of Pennsylvania
Position Description:
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of West Africa at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarship and outstanding teaching and will join a department distinguished by a clear commitment to global black studies as an interdisciplinary endeavor.

Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applications for an Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who
have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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