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ImeIme Umana Takes the Helm as President of Harvard Law Review

February 1, 2017

One of our recent graduates, ImeIme Umana (’14), has been named the first Black woman to edit the Harvard Law Review.  ImeIme was a brilliant joint concentrator (with Government) in the African American Studies track who received a Hoopes Prize for her thesis on “Racial Burden vs. Electoral Integrity: An Empirical Study of the Texas Voter Identification Law.”  

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Cornel West Returns

January 3, 2017

Professor Cornel West returns to Harvard University, and will teach two courses starting in Spring 2017.

As reported in the New York Times:

[Professor West] is to hold a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School and the department of African and African-American studies as a professor of the practice of public philosophy, a title reserved for those who have made outstanding contributions in their professional fields.

Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

May 10, 2016

Sarah Lewis, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, has guest-edited an amazing issue of Aperture magazine on “Vision and Social Justice”.  It is a remarkable set of photos and accompanying essays inspired by Frederick Douglass’s 1864 speech on “Pictures and Progress.”  The issue drives home how art makes us reflect on the great issues and challenges of our times, and features essays by Sarah Lewis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

April 25, 2016

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, recently delivered a TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa.  The thought-provoking talk, where Sangu Delle explores the notion that, "economic freedom may very well lie in another resource, one that we’ve neglected for too long," can be viewed by visiting: