Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Glance at the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute

Every June since 2010, we've coordinated the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute (AALCI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The program was created by Joycelyn Moody -- who's something like the John Coltrane Quartet. I cover the curriculum.

During the summer, we discuss a variety of black studies readings, and we close with a research and cultural trip to New York City. Students receive a small stipend, and abundant intellectual nourishment. AALCI also provides students with GRE instruction and assistance with graduate application materials.

Here's a glance at some of our activities with the past 8 cohorts of AALCI Fellows.

Fellows preparing for poster session, 2017

Poster presentation 2017

Visiting the African Burial Ground, 2016

Institute fellow at the Strand Bookstore in NYC, 2015

Institute course packet 2014