July 26, 2017
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New Issue: Millennials Explore the Interstices of Race, Relationships, and Sexuality (ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness)

Dear Friends,

It is my honor to inform you that our peer-reviewed,  ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness  (Africa Knowledge Project) has published " Millennials Explore the Interstices of Race, Relationships, and Sexuality " as Issue 14. The issue is guest-edited by Professor Nkiru Nzegwu of Binghamton University, who coined the term,  Osunality  and the O power to describe African sensuality-sexuality. Under her guidance, Osunality became the framework for much of the work produced here.

This is one issue you must read this year. Why? It features some of the most creative and dynamic writing by emerging writers. In this issue, we meet strong and engaging characters. Davina's story introduces us to a bold and sassy black woman who embraces her sexuality. Kiaribel's story fantastically juxtaposes photographs and narratives to create a compelling story. Comfort's play focuses on Brooklyn's August Ministries of God and the patriarchy-promoting ways of Pastor John. Gabrielle's story explores the interracial relationship between a Sudanese woman and an American man. Rahilou's play explores woman-woman-marriage and offers an enigmatic solution by tapping into African traditions for solutions to failing conventional marriages. Cassandra's play celebrates African women's agency and dynamism. Alexis captured the dialogue perfectly as well as the flavor of the speech. Keith's play explores racial discrimination in Bostwana. Cristina's play focuses on a couple failing marriage. Finally, the issue ends with Ayeesha's essay on views of interracial and intraracial relationships.

This issue will make an excellent classroom resource if you teach about  race, sexuality, black female sexuality, family, agency, interracial and intraracial relationships, marriage, identity, woman-woman-marriage, love, and power .

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Issue 14: Millennials Explore the Interstices of Race, Relationships, and Sexuality

Davina Campbell

Kiaribel Gonzalez

Comfort Comfort Dzimadzor  

Gabrielle Louis

Rahilou Diallo

Cassandra Olekanma

Elizabeth Jasmine Alexis

Keith D. Mermelstein

Cristina Quinn

Ayeesha Kakkar

Azuka Nzegwu, PhD

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies Washington University's School of Arts and Sciences - Washington University's School of Arts and Sciences

Washington University's School of Arts and Sciences invites applica tions for a tenure-track faculty position in the Urban Humanities beginning  Fall, 2018.  The search is at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor  and the appointment will be located in the Department of African and Afric an American Studies. We seek scholars from within a broad range of humaniti es and humanistic social science disciplines (for example, art history, fil m and media,  gender and women's studies, history, languages, liter ature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociolog y) with research interests in urbanism, race, and the built environment in  Africa and/or the African diaspora (North America, Latin America, the Carib bean, the Middle East, South Asia). We are especially interested in candid ates who bring with them experience in or familiarity with architecture, th e built environment, and urban design.  The successful applicant will be ap pointed in the Department of African and African American Studies. PhD in  hand (in a relevant humanities or humanistic social science discipline) by  August 1, 2018  and evidence of scholarly potential are required.

Through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation's Architectur e, Urbanism and Humanities initiative, Washington University is in the mids t of a four-year effort aimed at bringing humanities scholars into producti ve dialogue with architects, urban designers, and landscape architects. Th is hire, along with a parallel appointment in Architecture and Urban Design , is aimed at building upon these efforts by forging sustainable and perman ent connections between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design.

The successful candidate will teach classes in her/his areas of specializat ion, assist in the advising of AFAS majors, be active in research and publi cation, participate in departmental and university service and governance,  and contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of African and African Amer ican Studies and to the ongoing collaboration between the Humanities, Archi tecture and Urban Design at Washington University.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qu alifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement det ailing their approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive lea rning environments; and three (3) letters of recommendation to [insert]. T he committee will review applications until the search is concluded, but ap plications should be received by  October 15, 2017  to ensure full considerat ion.

Requests for additional information may be directed to Tila Neguse, Project  Director, The Divided City Initiative at  tneguse@wustl.edu  or Jean Allman,  Director, Center for the Humanities at  jallman@wustl.edu .

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified appli cants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, col or, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,  national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran stat us.

Job Posting: https://jobs.wustl.edu/
Job ID: 37381

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