2011

Professor Gates named Harvard Cabot Fellow

Professor Gates named Harvard Cabot Fellow

November 29, 2011

Professor Gates received this honor for his publications.

Professor Gates received this honor, along with nine other Harvard professors, for his publications “Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary Americans Reclaimed Their Pasts” and “Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora”

Full article available at the Harvard Gazette

Visiting Lecturer Joanna Lipper Awarded Documentary Film Grant From The MacArthur Foundation

Visiting Lecturer Joanna Lipper Awarded Documentary Film Grant From The MacArthur Foundation

September 29, 2011

The Supreme Price is a documentary film about the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles.

The MacArthur Foundation, which has supported independently produced film and video for 30 years, today announced eight grants - totaling $1.23 million - for documentary film projects.

Afro-Latin Speaker Series Featured in The Harvard Crimson

Afro-Latin Speaker Series Featured in The Harvard Crimson

September 21, 2011

Professor Ada Ferrer of NYU spoke on the significance of the Haitian Revolution

New York University History Professor Ada Ferrer spoke Tuesday on the significance of the Haitian Revolution, both on its impact on the independence movements in the region and on Haiti’s policy that all black, former slaves were free upon setting foot on Haitian soil.

Professor David R. Williams interviewed in The Boston Globe

Professor David R. Williams interviewed in The Boston Globe

August 10, 2011

Tying race and stress to health

Q. We know that white people are generally healthier than blacks and Latinos. Does your study of 3,100 Chicago residents suggest that stress explains that difference?

A. We’ve known that income and education is a big piece [of racial differences in health], and we’ve assumed that stress is a big piece of it. But that hasn’t been empirically tested with a large range of stressors. That’s what we did in this paper.

Q. And what did you find?

Professor Elkins’ research key in Kenya reparations case

Professor Elkins’ research key in Kenya reparations case

August 3, 2011

Professor Caroline Elkins won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her book detailing the abuse of Kenyans at the hands of the British colonial government during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s

The work of a Harvard history professor has bolstered the case of a group of elderly Kenyans who are seeking reparations from the British government for rape, castration, beatings, and other abuses that they say were part of systematic colonial-era efforts to suppress Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising.