Vol 2, No 2 (2011)

Spirit, Mind, and Body: Research and Engagement in an African American and African Diaspora Studies Graduate Course

This is a special issue volume that focuses on the ways some students in an  African American and African Diaspora Studies graduate course at Indiana University-Bloomington integrated practice and engagement into their scholarly work.  The scholarly ideas and the scholarship presented in this volume are illustrations of ways that aspects of the Black Studies mission--that intersects research, practice, and engagment-- can be employed to reconnect the field's organic link between activism and intellectual work, so that the continuous empowerment of those scholars, researchers, practitioners, and communities, working together to understand the world and to make it a better place for Black and other peoples, can be sustained.

Guest Editors:
Dr. Valerie Grim
Indiana University, Bloomington

Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde
Indiana University, Bloomington

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Title Page PDF
Valerie Grim


From Classroom to Community: Research and Practice in a Black Studies Graduate Course PDF
Valerie Grim 1-12


Sankofa in Action: Creating a Plan That Works: Healing the Causes of Violence to Stop the Violence PDF
Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde 13-26
Tapping into Cultural Resources: A Case for Haitian Resiliency and Viability Outside of Haiti and in the American Classroom PDF
Wideline Seraphin 27-35
Service for Invisible Servers: Academy and Community-based Collaborations to Address and Alleviate Problems Faced by Street-level Prostitutes PDF
Dana Prewitt 36-47

Review Essays

Everyday Resistance PDF
Samuel Davis 48-51
The Importance of Hubs and Context for West Indian Immigrants: A Review Essay on New Scholarship on West Indians PDF
Caralee Jones 52-54