Ethnic Studies Students Discuss 'Genesis of Hip-Hop'
Albion College's Ethnic Studies Scholars discuss "The Genesis of Hip-Hop" with a panel and discussion Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.
The event will cover the origins of hip-hop, its social and political context, and original purposes. The presentation will focus on 1970-80s development, but presenters include current student researchers and performers.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact event organizer Calvin Walds (
) or Demetrius Washington (
French, Religious Studies Professors Untangle Mystic Jeanne Guyon's Intriguing Story
Jeanne Guyon—wealthy widow in the court of Louis XIV, imprisoned for heresy and her friendship with a powerful cleric—is not the heroine of a historical novel, but the real-life subject of years of scholarship done by French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle and religious studies professor Ronney Mourad. Their work has resulted in two new books, Jeanne Guyon: Selected Writings, released by Paulist Press, and The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon, published by Oxford University Press.
Cameroon Trip Challenges First-Year Students' Thoughts About Africa
Kayla Gustitus and Alyssa Heilman were among a small group of first-year students from Albion College who traveled to Cameroon for two weeks in January. Led by Emmanuel Yewah, professor of French and the Howard L. McGregor Endowed Professor of Humanities at Albion, the trip challenged the students' original conceptions about Africa.
A Year in Argentina: Katie Stephens' Off-Campus Experience
"... After four days of being in Córdoba, I was already getting invited to friends-of-friends’ houses for dinner, going to the park to drink maté (a cultural experience in itself) and being helped by people on the streets before getting lost. I now find myself greeting everyone with a kiss on the cheek and quickly giving up my seat on the bus … things that seemed so foreign to me when I first arrived ..."