A Message from the African Studies Association on the Passing of Professor Tejumola Olaniyan

By Webmaster on Monday, December, 2nd, 2019 in Announcements, Memorials, News. No Comments

It is with great sadness that African Studies Association announces the death of Professor Tejumola Olaniyan, one of the most accomplished of our community.  He served on the African Studies Association’s Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015, as Program Co-Chair of the 2012 ASA Annual Meeting, and was the President of the African Literature Association from 2013 […]


Remembering Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, 1941-2018

By Webmaster on Wednesday, December, 26th, 2018 in Memorials. No Comments

On December 25, 2018, ASWAD lost a founding member, and African American studies lost a major pioneer. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, or “Roz” as friends often called her, was a noted historian and activist; a passionate, committed, disciplined scholar, as well as a ground-breaking figure in expanding the profession. Rosalyn’s scholarship encompassed a front-and-center diasporic perspective. Her Women […]


Sterling Stuckey, March 2, 1932 – August 15, 2018

By Webmaster on Saturday, August, 25th, 2018 in Memorials. No Comments

ASWAD joins colleagues around the world in mourning the loss of our beloved Sterling Stuckey, who passed away on August 15, 2018. But we also celebrate his extraordinary life and contributions. As a founding member of ASWAD, Sterling committed time and personal resources to help launch the fledgling organization. But as important as he was […]