The Gumbe

August 26, 2018

In Memoriam – Sterling Stuckey

Sterling Stuckey, an eminent black historian who challenged his white colleagues by documenting how uprooted Africans not only retained their culture while they survived slavery but eventually suffused the rest of American society with their transplanted folkways, died on Aug. 15 in Riverside, Calif. He...READ MORE
April 27, 2018

Finding our Voices – by Quynh-Hoa Nguyen

As a woman working in a predominantly patriarchal culture and under communism in Vietnam, I see fear dominate both those with power and those without it. People who wield power fear losing it and those who are subject to power fear for their safety and...READ MORE
March 21, 2018

Third ISS Annual Meeting (2018)-summary

Friends and members of ISS gathered in Fort Worth (TX) over the weekend of February 22-24, 2018, for ISS’s Third Annual Meeting. Organized around the theme “Interpreters: Who They Are; How They are Formed; The Work They Do; and the Consequences”, attendees built upon previous...READ MORE
September 26, 2017

ISS and Navigating a World in Transition

Vincent L. Wimbush spoke about the ISS and related issues at the 2017 Digital Conference organized by the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University.  Participating in the  Distinguished Scholars Roundtable, Wimbush articulated how the ISS research agenda dovetailed with...READ MORE