Monday, March 27, 2017

Black Graduation Registration is up!

The Department of African American Studies apologies for the delay in getting registration for Black Graduation up and running.  We are transitioning websites and had some delays, so we have put the information up on our current site:

B.A., BS, M.A., M.S., MBA, JD and Ph.D students across campus are welcome to register via wufoo (also linked to our site):

Black Graduation is going to be on Friday, May 19th at 7 pm in Zellerbach and we
 are EXCITED to announce our keynote speaker, author of Queen Sugar,  Natalie Baszile.  

Natalie Baszile

Natalie is the author of Queen Sugar, which is being adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Oprah’s television network. Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers where she was a Holden Minority Scholar. An early version of Queen Sugar won the Hurston Wright College Writer’s Award, was a co-runner up in the Faulkner Pirate’s Alley Novel-in-Progress competition, and excerpts were published in Cairn and ZYZZYVA. She has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation where she was awarded the Sylvia Clare Brown fellowship, Virginia Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Her non-fiction work has appeared in The, Mission at Tenth, and in The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9. She is a former fiction editor at The Cortland Review, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Natalie grew up in Southern California and lives in San Francisco with her family.
(Biography taken from