African American & African Studies

Professor Ruth Feldstein Wins the Hooks Institute National Book Award

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NCAS’ Ruth Feldstein, associate professor of History and American Studies, has been named the co-winner of this year’s Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award for How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Professor Tayari Jones Offers Insights on the Legacy of Poet Maya Angelou

Acclaimed novelist and Professor Tayari Jones, who teaches in Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program, was recently sought out by a number of media outlets to lend insight into the legacy of poet, activist and writer Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86.