Henry's Black Studies
and the Democratization of American Higher Education does contain some shortcomings, which includes the lack of a coherent definition of key terms and concepts within the field of Black Studies
, and the overly reliance on California universities in his discussion of the origins and development of Black Studies
units, departments, and programs during the 1960s.
A glaring instance of this can be found in the response by Naomi Schaefer Riley to a major conference, A Beautiful Struggle: Transformative Black Studies
in Shifting Political Landscapes--A Summit of Doctoral Programs, held by the department of African American studies at Northwestern in 2012, and which brought together for the first time representatives from all eleven doctorate-granting black studies
departments in the country.
In a conversation with Diverse, Bressey discusses her experiences as a Black studies
scholar in Britain and the challenges she has encountered and overcome along the way.
Christian's work led to him editing a special issue on the symposium papers for Sage's the Journal of Black Studies
"Multiculturalism" has become a vintage catchphrase archived with other "groovy" taglines like "dy-no-mite" and "affirmative action." What's more, black culture is deeply woven into the American fabric, yet universities debate the merits of black studies
as a legitimate academic field.
IMZ: Thank you for this interview, there are many discussions in Black Studies
(African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Africana Studies, Africology, Afro-American Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.), and your voice in "Black Studies
and the Democratization of American Higher Education" is indeed a significant contribution.
The fact that the Satellites privilege "tolerance" and "diversity" to the point of war is, as the epigraph to this essay suggests, "subtly and secretly tied by language." This rationale--as a fundamental contradiction--raises a litany of questions in the novel and for black studies
around the valuation of difference (and the contradictory experiences it produces for scholars of black studies
), difference's institutional accommodation and celebration, and the relationship between education ("ways of instruction") and "Freedom."
departments on mainly White campuses have survived and matured since 1998 when Temple became the first university to inaugurate a Ph.D.
Brown seem to have 'hit the nail on the head', university officials, administrators, professors, and students are seemingly ignoring the phenomenon of the disappearing Black student--in both their admissions and hiring policies, and Black Studies
departments have seemingly shifted their focus from the affairs of the African American community on or off campus to 'Black Diaspora' interests at the expense of those in the African American community who fought for Black Studies
at Berkeley and at other select universities in the U.S.
programs across the nation have been in a fight for their survival for years, according to some accounts (Alkalimat, 2007).
The bookAEs audience includes readers interested in feminist studies, Black studies
, African American studies, and gender studies.
BIRMINGHAM City University is set to become the first in Europe to offer a degree in Black Studies