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Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society - DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2015

The "Ankh Maat Wedjau" Honor Society is a non-secret, non-profit organization which promotes scholarly study, research, publication and other scholarly activity in the field of Africana Studies among students at academic institutions, and among academic professionals in the field of Africana studies.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member at their academic institution. The nominating faculty member must be affiliated with an Africana Studies, Pan African, Black Studies Department or Program, or must have a demonstrated record of teaching a significant number of courses that focus on Africana peoples, and be a member of the National Council for Black Studies.  

Nominations are accepted during the Fall semester and induction occurs in the Spring at the NCBS Annual Meeting. Students are required to pay an initiation fee of $25.00 and annual dues in order to remain an active, voting member of the Society.

2015 Inductees:

Daviel Byrd, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Khyeria Ferguson, Dominican University

Jan Holston, Bethune-Cookman University

Sierra Jordan, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Udochi Nancy Nwoko, Dominican University

Jonathan Parnell, Dominican University

Corissa Perry, Dominican University

Tyler Pitts, Purdue University

Quinn Porter, Dominican University

Maurice Simon, Purdue University

Justin Thorton, Domincian University

Claire Vilain, Lincoln University



To be eligible for the Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society, students must:

  • Be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan   African Studies or Black Studies, etc.
  • Have maintained a 3.5 grade point average (or an equivalent  letter grade) in their Africana Studies coursework.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average overall in all coursework undertaken.
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits or its equivalent and have undertaken a minimum of 12 semester units (or its equivalent) in their Africana Studies major or minor.
  • Be a current NCBS yearly member.
  • Complete an application by the deadline submitting the required information and $25 fee.

Prospective undergraduate membership:

Students nominated must be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan African Studies or Black Studies, etc.

Prospective graduate student membership:

Students must be pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in Black Studies. For those students who are not pursuing graduate work leading to an actual degree in Black Studies, a minor field will be acceptable (e.g. the Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in African American studies or the M.A. in political science with a concentration in African American Politics).

Prospective Scholar-Activist:

Activities include research, scholarly publications, engagement in social, cultural, and political organizations; demonstrated commitment to the empowerment of the Black community, including leadership in the establishment of organizations or programs dedicated to the development and advancement of the Black community (e.g. Saturday academies, after school programs, etc.); and/or an academic appointment in the field of Black Studies.


International Journal of Africana Studies
The International Journal of Africana Studies welcomes essays presenting original scholarship that systematically examines aspects of the past and present experiences, characteristics, achievements, issues, and concerns of people of African descent worldwide. Each submission must be saved as a Microsoft Word file and sent electronically, as an attachment, to IJAS@ncbsonline.org. An essay also may be sent via postal mail to Bertis English, Editor, International Journal of Africana Studies, 210 G. W. Trenholm Hall, Alabama State University, 915 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, USA. However, the service of an outside peer reviewer will not be secured until the editor receives the electronic submission. A hard copy not accepted for publication will be returned to its author only if a self-addressed and properly stamped envelope is provided in the original parcel.

Potential articles should be doubled spaced and not exceed thirty pages including footnotes, tables, and references. Each author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, rank or title, institution or organization, electronic-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a title or cover page. No identifying information of an author should appear anywhere else on a manuscript. The Turabian approach to citing sources, as presented in the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (2010), is preferred. However, an author may use the current scheme of the Modern Language Association or the American Psychological Association. All footnotes must be textual rather than composed using the automatic-footnoting feature of Microsoft. Use Times New Roman, Calibri or Courier font and apply one-inch margins to the whole document. Pictures, maps, and other illustrations should not be embedded in the main text. Work published previously or that is being considered for publication in another journal, book, or online will not be accepted. Any other editorial matter should be addressed to the editor: Benglish@alasu.edu or 334.229.4368.

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