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    Midwest United States
  • Application Season
    2015 Fall
  • Program
    History, MS

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  1. When will most Af-Am programs be notifying applicants? According to the news shared by rx971, it appears that Brown has already made their decisions.
  2. I'm anxious to hear back. I will admit, the waiting has been exciting.
  3. I'm applying to one program (not ready to say). The application process was long and straining, but it was not so painful now that I look back on everything. The most difficult part was the statement of purpose. For the writing sample, I chose a chapter from my thesis. Everyone has been supportive of my decision to apply, so that made the application process smoother.
  4. Hello! This thread is to discuss the journey of those applying to African American/Africana Studies programs. I would love to hear how people's application process is going, research interests, and program choices. And to all the applicants, I hope this application season brings many blessings. I wish you all the best.
  5. Oh, I totally forgot I did ask this nearly three years ago. Thank you everyone for your replies.
  6. Let's say that funding is not an issue and that attending a top-tier university/program doesn't matter. I have looked into Northwestern, and that is the only university I have on my list so far.
  7. Hello. I attained my master's degree last year and took the non-academic route into the work force. Recently, I have been playing with the idea of going for a PhD in history, but I'm not fond on a few of the requirements placed on many history programs - those requirements being foreign language and the GRE. I have no desire to learn a foreign language and I'm against standardized tests of any kind. Are there any history programs that do not have these two requirements? If this thread has already been made in the past, please link it below and I will go from there. Thank you!
  8. Reading during breaks should be your only idea.I don't know any in grad students who does not use the breaks to read at their own pace. Once the Spring semester resumes you're going to wish you had used that time to burn through those books. Since being in grad school I have spent every break reading and researching. During Thanksgiving break I only took two days to myself to literally do nothing. It truly lifts the load once the semesters start back up.
  9. Currently reading Susannah Walker's Style & Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975 (2007) for a paper I'm working on.
  10. You're not out of your league and do not need to go back and do anything. I also have a military background and went into my MA program without a undergrad thesis or any other publishings. I used one of my undergrad papers as my writing sample. Getting into a good MA program isn't that deep. You'll do fine once you get in because your advisor to guide along your path. Just listen to your advisor and maintain clear communication with them.
  11. The summer has come to an end, as the fall 2016 semester is only days away (for me at least). How did everyone's research go? Was it successful? Are you proud of what you accomplished?
  12. It was for research.
  13. Today I just started reading Mary L. Dudziak's Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy and Thomas Borstelmann's The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena. I'm still creeping through Maggi M. Morehouse's Fighting in the Jim Crow: Black Men and Women Remember World War II. For two days straight I was going through old Ebony magazines, which really did my head in. I must admit that going through periodicals have been the worst part of my research.
  14. Did anyone apply for an internship on volunteer position at a museum or archive this summer? I'm in the process of doing this now. I am curious to know how this is working out for anyone who has applied for an internship or volunteer position.
  15. Currently reading Linda Witt, et al. "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value": Servicewomen of the Korean War Era and Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee's A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I still need to finish Maggi Morehouse's Fighting in the Jim Crow Army: Black Men and Women Remember World War II and Angel Davis's Women, Race, and Class. Very shortly I will be starting James E. Westheider's The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms, Heather Marie Stur's Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam Era, and Mark Boulton's Failing Our Veterans: The GI Bill and the Vietnam Generation. Hopefully I will be caught up on all my reading by next Sunday.
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