Poet, Educator, and Public Health Change Agent Joins AAAS Department

A community-accountable scholar, educator, and poet, LeConté Dill joined MSU’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) on September 16, 2021, as an Associate Professor of Black Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Studies.  She has a commitment toward transdisciplinary research and is guided by Black Feminist epistemologies to listen to and show up for Black girls and other youth of color. Dr. Dill was born…

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Spanish Major Uses Her Language Skills While Interning Remotely

Waking up to text messages from a supervisor in Spain with a six-hour time difference became part of Kaitlyn Wehner’s daily routine this past summer as an intern for Youlosophy, which produces self-help booklets from its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Wehner, a Spanish senior, worked remotely for Youlosophy after applying with the Global Remote Internship Program through the College of…

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Afrofantastic: Seeing the Impact of Black Speculation and Liberation in American Culture

In this presentation Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Core Faculty in the Consortium For Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research (CEDAR), and Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum explores the manifestation of black speculative practice.

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Award-Winning Author, Filmmaker, and Scholar Joins AAAS Department

A scholar, cultural critic, and award-winning author and documentary filmmaker, Trimiko Melancon joined MSU’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) on September 13, 2021, as a Full Professor with tenure.   She brings with her an expertise in critical race, gender, Black feminist and sexualities studies; African American and American literary and cultural studies; African American and Black German studies; and race, media,…

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Finding Solace in Creating With Support From a CREATE! Micro-Grant

Art Piece titled, “Synonyms for, Symptoms of, Suffocation, Solitude," by Iliana Cosme-Brooks. Iliana Cosme-Brooks, a senior double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Public and Professional Writing, has found solace in creating during the COVID-19 pandemic and has picked up embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting.    She was selected to receive a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant to respond critically and creatively to…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winner Writes a Collection of Poetry

Julia Rudlaff, a junior double majoring in English and Civil Engineering, received a CREATE! Micro-Grant to create a chapbook-length collection of poetry that addresses the pandemic’s effect on body image and gender identity. The CREATE! Micro-Grant program selected 12 student projects, including Rudlaff’s, to each receive $500 to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the pandemic. For her…

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MSU Department of Theatre Returns to Full-Scale Productions

Michigan State University's Department of Theatre returns to full-scale performances this October with its first mainstage production, A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage © 1959 by Robert Bastron. Performances run October 15-24 at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Attendees must be masked for the health and safety of our students.

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A Love of the Spanish Language and Its Impact on Recent Alum

Enrolled as a child in a Spanish immersion program, Allie Virginski’s childhood interest in the language blossomed into an integral part of her life, education, and career.  “Spanish is such a strong part of who I am. I absolutely love it,” she said. “I used to take culture classes when I was younger, and I knew I wanted to continue…

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MI Diaries Receives NSF Grant to Support Its Expansion

The MI Diaries project, run by MSU’s Sociolinguistics Lab and led by College of Arts & Letters’ Assistant Professor of Linguistics Betsy Sneller and Associate Professor of Linguistics Suzanne Wagner, was awarded a $265,830 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the expansion of the project over the next three years. Since MI Diaries first began in April…

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