PhD student @AishahScott on “Breaking the Cycle: Respectability Politics and #HIV/#AIDS” Wed, Sept. 20th 1PM-2:20PM, SBS S 224 #SBU

Dr. Tracey L. Walters and Africana Studies invite you to the following AFS event:

A talk by Doctoral candidate in History, Aishah Scott entitled:

“Breaking the Cycle: The Socioeconomic Factor, Respectability, Politics and HIV/AIDS”
First in a year-long series of events on Henrietta Lacks

Wednesday, September 11th 1PM-2:20PM

SBS S 224 (The Richard B. Moore Library) Light Refreshments Served.

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Many thanks!



Panel Discussion: “Removal of the Monuments to the Confederacy” Wed, Oct. 11, 2017, 4:00PM-5:15PM, UNITI Cultural Center, #SBU @stonybrookU

Dr. Tracey L. Walters invites you to a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00PM-5:15PM in the UNITI Cultural Center, 169 Student Activities Center (SAC) on the following topic:
Removal of the Monuments to the Confederacy

Dr. Georges Fouron (AFS) and Dr. Robert Chase (HIS) will join Stony Brook students in discussing this important topic.
Questions? Please call Ann at 631 632 7470.
Many thanks for posting/circulating the attached announcement.

Africana Studies Presents AFS 283: A Community Volunteer Initiative Taught by Dr. Tracey L. Walters.  

Please let students know about AFS 283, the community volunteer initiative for credit taught by Dr. Tracey L. Walters.  

The Stony Brook University AFS 283 Community outreach Mentoring Program, in partnership with Tri Community and Youth Agency, is a 3 credit mentoring program designed to provide academic support and guidance for “at risk” students from underserved neighborhoods, through group discussions, classroom instruction, guest speakers, and one-on-one mentoring sessions through field experience, readings, research, and discussion, students focus on social and educational problems relating primarily to the African-American and Latinx experience. Tri-Community students travel by bus to Stony Brook. 

All students must complete training, on-line instruction, and assignments. 

Course Prerequisites: none Instructor: Dr. Tracey L. Walters 

Meets bi-weekly, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Richard B. Moore Library (S224) 

Our Very Own Sushank Chibber Presents at Harvard University: At The World Phenomenology Institute’s Annual Conference 

This summer, our very own Sushank Chibber (Stony Brook, Class of 2015, B.A.;  2017, M.A.-Africana Studies) gave his first conference presentation at Harvard University.

He was invited to give a paper at The World Phenomenology Institute’s forty-first annual Cambridge Conference, entitled this year “Phenomonology of Polyrelationality: The Question of Consciousness” June 7-9, 2017, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The paper he delivered was based on a German translation he did of a key philosophical text in the field of phenomenalogy. Chibber, in addition to his Indian heritage, is completely fluent in German, as he received his early education there. It is something he has continued to master and is already planning a new project.

Based on the success of Chibber’s research and paper, he was offered the opportunity to publish another German translation of a different work in the field, for which a German translation is needed, by the director of the center.

He was also the youngest presenter in 41 years among PhD candidates, professors, and also the only “outside of phenomenology with a masters degree” (Africana Studies). He also presented his MA thesis in Africana Studies that he worked on with Dr. Georges Fouron while he was at the conference.

As he stated, “because they were all under the impression that I was from phenomenology, I had the honor to showcase the AFS department and my thesis and they found it very interesting and a few professors even approached me wanting to collaborate with them or assist them with their research. Of course nothing is perfect neither was my presentation, but I am so happy with the feedback and response I received.”

Thank you Chibber for making us so proud!

For more information, check out their website. The conference program is posted there as well:

The Leadership of the World Phenomenology Institute

William S. Smith, Ph.D., Executive President

Jadwiga S. Smith, Ph.D., Co-President (American Division)

Daniela Verducci, Doctor in Philosophy, Co-President (European/Asian Division)

PO Box 5158

Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, United States

Phone: 802-295-3487



Teach-in on Race, Gender, Public Health Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Teach-in on Race, Gender, Public HealthWednesday, April 12, 2017


Humanities 1008

Free and Open to the Public; Seating is Limited
Please join us for a discussion on the government’s new policies around health care, education, the prison industrial complex and policing, and its stance on race and race relations in the U.S. The teach-in addresses the various ways women, communities of color, and the poor will be impacted by the current administration’s agenda.
Speakers include: 

Tracey Walters, Africana Studies

Zebulon Miletsky, Africana Studies

Crystal Fleming, Sociology

Black Lives Matter, Stony Brook University Chapter Representatives

Lauren La Magna, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic

Lucas Sanchez, New York Commission for Change