Several faculty members in Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures have recently been named recipients of grants and awards in support and recognition of their teaching and research.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger and we approach World Wildlife Day on March 3, many scholars among the Homo sapein variety of animal have found themselves pondering more than usual the relationship between themselves and their non-human counterparts.
By any measure, Arizona State University Associate Professor Joe Lockard is an expert in African American studies and 19th and 20th century American literature.
He has researched antislavery literature, written books, published articles, and in 2003, established the Antislavery Literature Project to digitize and make accessible a range of antislavery literature.
On Feb. 27, the communitywide education program and exhibit "Holocaust by Bullets" will open on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
As the country’s attention turned toward issues of social justice during the summer of 2020, a group of students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University wanted anti-racism efforts from their own school.
The 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games are set to begin in Beijing, China. As people prepare to watch some of the best athletes in the world compete, many critics believe China is attempting to benefit from "sportswashing," a term used for when regimes or countries use sports to bolster their reputation.
Getting old has its perks and perils. People are mostly kind and respectful to their elders, but that doesn’t keep older adults from being undervalued citizens of their communities.
And though aging can be a tough experience for anyone, what obstacles arise for those who come up against multiple marginalized identities? How does one get the care they need or the respect that they deserve if larger society dismisses their very existence? How does what Kimberly Crenshaw refers to as “intersectionality” complicate the aging experience?
In 1964 Sidney Poitier made history, becoming the first Black actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in "Lilies of the Field."
In the years after winning the award, Poitier, who died in January at the age of 94, spoke openly about the racism he enountered, saying, "(Black people) were so new in Hollywood. There was almost no frame of reference for us except as stereotypical, one-dimensional characters."
Mitchell Jackson has a story to tell.
It’s about a boy growing up in Portland, Oregon, with a drug-addicted mother. About a young man who went to prison for dealing drugs, and while incarcerated, began to write about his experiences.
It’s about thoughts becoming words, the words becoming a novel and the novel — "The Residue Years" — winning the Whiting Award and The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence.
And that was only the beginning.