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Keletso E Atkins

Keletso E Atkins

612/624-9847
Afro-American & African Studies 852 Soc Sci 267 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • Africa
  • African diaspora
  • African labor history
  • South African history

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, Madison, none.
  • M.A.: Northwestern University, none.
  • B.A.: Roosevelt University, none.

Publications

  • The Black Atlantic Communication Network: African American Sailors and the Cape of Good Hope Connection. Atkins, Keletso, 1996.
  • 'Kafir Time': Preindustrial Temporal Concepts and Labour Discipline in Nineteenth Century Colonial Natal. Atkins, Keletso, 1988.
  • Origins of the Ama Washa: The Zulu Washerman's Guild in Natal, 1850-1910. Atkins, Keletso, 1986.
  • The Moon is Dead! Give Us Our Money!. Atkins, Keletso, Heinemann, Social History of Africa Series, 1993.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Association of University Women
  • Member, Association of Black American Women Historians
  • Swahili Language Committe, African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota
  • African History Graduate Program Committee, African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Chair, African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota: 2002
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Institute of Global Studies Liason Committee, African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Executive Committee, African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Member, African Heritage Studies Association
  • Performer, Advisor and Commentator, "Lifeline," World Aids Week
  • Member, African Studies Association

Outreach Activities

  • Advisor, African Journal Newspaper
  • Committee for Community Research Initiative - Metropolitan State University/African American & African Studies African Community Outreach Initiative

Awards

  • Social Science Research Council International Doctoral Fellowship, 1982 - 1983
  • Fulbright-Hays International Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1991 - 1992
  • African Studies Association Herskovits Award for The Moon is Dead! Give Us Our Money!, 1994
  • American Association of Unviersity Women Fellowship, 1985 - 1986
  • National Humanitites Center Fellowship, 1995 - 1996
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Book for The Moon is Dead! Give Us Our Money!, 1995
  • University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award, 1995 - 1996

Courses Taught

  • Afro 3910 - Topics in Afro-American and African Studies
  • Afro 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa
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