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The Urban Research Fellows are Headed to San Francisco!

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Devonya Batiste (2nd Lt., Rhetoric and Writing, 2016), Madisun Merrick Stelly (3rd Lt., African and African Diaspora Studies, 2017), Michaela Taylor (Far Rt., African and African Diaspora Studies, 2016), and Fallon Christian (not pictured, Theatre and Dance, 2016) have been selected as Urban Research Fellows in AADS’s Domestic Study Program in San Francisco! In this photo, they have been joined by 2014 Urban Research Fellows alum Minerva Zapata (Far Lt., Radio/Television/Film, 2016) They will spend the Spring of 2016 studying gentrification in San Francisco and taking courses at San Francisco State University. By working with activist organizations, attending arts events and community protests, and touring all parts of the city, they will study how and why gentrification occurs, and develop strategies for addressing it. There are still spaces available for more participants!  For details, contact Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, jonijones@austin.utexas.edu.

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Dr. Tinsley's class 'Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism' ranked top pick on Buzz Feed.

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STUDY ABROAD!

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Take advantage of AADS study abroad opportunities to Nicaragua and Brazil, also introducing our domestic study program to San Francisco, CA. These programs will give you the hands on opportunity to study global blackness. The San Francisco program will allow the exploration of one of the most beautiful cities in the world and show you the ugly issues the city faces with its Black communities.

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