Keletso E Atkins

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atkin013@umn.edu
612-624-9847

Afro-American & African Studies
852 Soc Sci

267 19th Ave S

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

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

Specialties

  • Africa
  • African diaspora
  • African labor history
  • South African history
Courses Taught
  • Afro 3910 - Topics in Afro-American and African Studies
  • Afro 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa
Research & Professional Activities

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

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