Africana Studies

Duane Loynes, Sr.

Duane T. Loynes Sr. holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University, a program that allowed him to engage theology, philosophy, and culture. His research interests are at the intersection of Africana religion/philosophy, methodology, black existential phenomenology, and critical race studies.

Holograms and Microwaves: The Science of Black Music

The Africana Studies Program at Rhodes College is proud to welcome acclaimed scholar Shana L. Redmond. An interdisciplinary scholar of music, race, and politics, Redmond centers the sounds of the African diaspora within the global struggle for Black liberation. She offers groundbreaking and thought-provoking insights into how the practice of music-making has reflected and redirected the formation of racial identities and the resistance to colonialism and white supremacy.

Archives of Agency: Food in the Struggle for Black Liberation

 

In Black Liberation movements in the United States, food plays not only a biological
role but also a political one. In this talk, Dr. Ashanté Reese explores the ways in which
Black Liberation movements use food as a platform for mobilizing communities and
making connections between historical and contemporary movements, and also considers
how organizing around food demonstrates multifaceted resistance.

 

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