Visiting Scholar (2019-2020)
African and African-American Studies Research Center University of California, San Diego
In this talk Dr. Zukas explored the social and historical roles of women in Zimbabwean politics in colonial and postcolonial contexts.
Women’s political activism broadly defined shows how women are problem-solvers, provocateurs, and agents of change.
On February 13, 2020, Dr. Zukas participated in a panel discussion following a screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. Dr. Zukas discussed, “Selma’s Women: Uncelebrated Agents of Change.”
Black History Month 2015
In 2015, I organized this important Black History Month event at National University. The event, The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Music, Film, Literature, and in the Streets, was a collaboration between National University’s Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies and UCSD’s African and African-American Research Center. I wish to thank Dr. David Borgo, and his graduate students Kyle Motl, Tobin Chodos, and Juan Rubio from the University of California, San Diego, Music Dept., Dr. Ricardo Guthrie from Northern Arizona University, Dr. Bennetta Jules-Rosette from from the University of California, San Diego, Sociology Dept. and dean Dr. Carol Richardson, Dr. Wanda Addison, and Dr. Alex Zukas from National University, Dept. of Social Sciences for their contributions to this event.