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The Director's Message

We are in the middle of a busy spring semester. Our April conference on South Africa has been finalized. Click on the “Quick Links” to access the conference schedule. Various events have been taking place on campus ranging from films to art history lectures. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are doing tremendously well on the job market. Faculty members Kristin Phillips and Susan Gagliardi were appointed to the Program Committee by the Board of the African Studies Association to help organize the 2014 annual meeting.

On the publication front, Peter Little recently published Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives with Indiana University Press. Duke University Press just published The South Africa Reader, edited by Clifton Crais and Thomas McClendon, and McGill-Queen’s University Press is soon to release Subha Xavier’s The Migrant Text: Theory and Practice of a Global French Literature.

Cudos to Amanda Rogers, whose 2013 Art History Ph.D. has been awarded the Roy Sieber Dissertation Award. And Sidney Kasfir has received the Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award for her Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley, co-edited with Marla Berns and Richard Fardon. Bravo!

Clifton Crais

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