Tobin Miller Shearer
African-American Studies student Tsiambwom Akuchu's performance piece representing historical themes he encountered in AAST 141: Black - From Africa to Hip-Hop will be featured in Dance Up Close on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, at the Performinings Center of the University Montana. Congratulations, Tsiwmbwom!
AAST will offer a new course in Spring 2018: White Supremacy History/Defeat". The class will combine real life organizing and historical reading.
The course will be taught by Professor Tobin Miller Shearer and will be based on a learning community model where the students and professor work...
Katie Fitzhugh, a UM African-American Studies alum, reports that her degree has "opened doors" as she is pursuing an architectural degree. She reports, "It's crazy how many professors in the Architectural History department have sought me out to tell me about what classes I should take and...
Students in AAST 417 "Prayer and Civil Rights" point to the analysis they did of a civil rights event.
The course is the only one like it in the country.
The course is taught by Professor Tobin Miller Shearer and fulfills the upper-division writing credit for both History and African-American Studies.
You will learn about the history of a fascinating community
You will learn how to talk with authority about race
You will get to study Voodoo
You will prepare yourself for careers in law, sports, history, journalism, sociology, education, entertainment, and many others
You will take fascinating...
In preparation for the 50th anniversary of Black Studies at UM, from July 29-August 4, AAS Director Tobin Miller Shearer will ride 500 miles in a week to raise funds for UM's African-American Studies Program and Black Student Union.
Please join us for a lecture on Eritrea: The Country, Culture, and Circumstance on Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m. in the UC Theater on the UM Campus. Presentations will be by Kimberly A. Maynard and Solom M. Gofie. More information can be found on this SoftLanding webpage. The African-American...
Join us for the panel Academia, Research, and Free Speech in the Trump Era on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the UC North Ballroom. Speakers include law professor Eduardo Capulong, African-American Studies Director Tobin Miller Shearer, and forestry professor Dianna Six....
AAS Director Tobin Miller Shearer has declared his office to be a safe space for all students. Other faculty from across the UM campus and around the country have asked permission to replicate his sign on their office doors.
Students, friends, and faculty of the African-American Studies Program are invited to our biannual Soup and Pie Night, Wednesday, December 7, from 6 - 9 pm. All are welcome; RSVP is requested. Please RSVP by Friday, December 2, at 5:00 p.m. so that we can ensure there will be plenty of soup and...
Thanks to UM's African-American Studies alum Charlie Bromley for this short article on our program in The Independent ( click through and scroll to the end of the third page).
African-American Studies Program donors Diana and Larry Riley donated a beautiful framed portrait of the four founding members of UM's Black Studies Program.
Dee Daniels, Marco Gray, Herb White, and Esther Hadley Doss each received plaques honoring their contributions during the 45th Anniversary...