The Passing of Dr. Mesfin Araya
During his tenure at York, Prof. Araya served for many years as the coordinator of Afro-American Studies and Director of the African American Resource Center. He developed and taught many courses in his discipline, including Introduction to Afro-American Studies and The Black Experience in the Caribbean. A specialist in African politics, his research was centered on the state in the Horn of Africa, covering Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia focusing on the North/South conflict, political development and social change. Several of his publications appeared in the Ethiopian Review, The Journal of Northeast-African Studies and the Journal of Modern African Studies.
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