Sarah Kendzior, who earned her PhD in anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in 2012, has written a book that examines why people are turning more and more to conspiracy theories at the very time when facts are needed most.
“Sovereign Joy” explores the performance of festive black kings and queens among Afro-Mexicans between 1539 and 1640. This fascinating study illustrates how the first African and Afro-creole people in colonial Mexico transformed their ancestral culture into a shared identity among Afro-Mexicans, with particular focus on how public festival participation expressed their culture and subjectivities, as […]
Arts & Sciences’ John Baugh has been named to the advisory board of the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of African American English.
New research from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences indicates that fear-based messaging may result in mixed effects when it comes to public health.
This book from Alex Sandy Primm, AB ’67, is a collection of stories passed down over time from the distinctive people of the Ozark region. Shared to provide perspective on the landscape and people who inhabit the beautiful, culturally rich area of the Ozarks, Primm has assembled a group of oral histories that show essential […]
Arsalan Iftikhar, AB ’99, JD ’03, has spent his career speaking out against Islamophobia. In his new book, “Fear of a Muslim Planet,” he writes that the need to stand against hate is more urgent than ever.
Segregation has shaped St. Louis as surely as the waters of the Mississippi River. In “The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson,” 18 scholars follow that troubled course through physical traces, oral histories, fragmented communities and continuing grassroot struggles.
Washington University’s Adrienne Davis and Raven Maragh-Lloyd will take part in a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, about the historic legacy of Ebony and Jet magazines Feb. 17 at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of words and images in this thought-provoking look at protest art by highly acclaimed artivist De Nichols. From the psychedelic typography used in “Make Love Not War” posters of the ’60s to […]
Employing a transregional and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores indigenous and black confraternities –or lay Catholic brotherhoods– founded in colonial Spanish America and Brazil between the sixteenth and eighteenth century. It presents a varied group of cases of religious confraternities founded by subaltern subjects, both in rural and urban spaces of colonial Latin America, to […]