Nathaniel Norment, a professor of English at Morehouse College and the former chair of African American studies
at Temple, said that the disciplines of African American studies
and Africana studies have established and recognized methods and theories that guarantee the training of doctoral students.
Hence, the first wave of intellectual developments in Black Studies and African American Studies
from the 1960s onwards challenged the neglect and exclusion of critical analyses of Atlantic enslavement, western colonialism and American racism; and facilitated research in the expressive traditions of Black cultural and political movements and the racial dynamics of contemporary social life and public policy; an extremely important period of nation-centered and historiographic scholarship, opening up new fields of sustained inquiry, and underwriting the longevity and vitality of the African American intellectual tradition.
For many African American studies
scholars who do engage the south,
1968 and the Beginning of African American Studies
Programs and Departments
Therefore, interpretations on the results of this study are limited to the small sample of dissertations, limited years, as African American Studies
at Pennsylvania State University is fairly young, founded in 1990.
Presses at other universities have had their transitions, too, but are renewing commitments to African American studies
student in Temple University's Department of African American Studies
, contributes a paper that was originally presented at the 19th AYA Graduate Student Conference at Temple University and the 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference, entitled "A Blueprint for Africana Studies: An Overview of African/African American/African Caribbean Studies".
Zulu (Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pan African Studies) interviewed Molefi Kete Asante (Professor of African American Studies
at Temple University) posing important questions on Asante's most recent developments in Africological research.
At least half the contributors and the volume's editor, Mae Henderson, are expressly concerned with exploring the porous boundaries between African American studies
and cultural studies.
The Department of Africology and African American Studies
at Temple alumni have entered careers in primary and secondary education and administration, social work and administration, research design, law enforcement, city government, and have also worked with museums and other cultural and artistic institutions.
Through the interviews, the project explores the creation of Berkeleys African American Studies
department, how the school's culture changed over the years and how the civil rights movement and other social movements played out on campus.
Containing over 30 contributions from academics, this volume explores a variety of themes in African American studies
and outlines creative ways for intellectuals to make a difference in policy debates affecting black communities.