2013

Nasir Jones Visits AAAS following Hiphop Archive & Research Institute Fellowship Announcement

Nasir Jones Visits AAAS following Hiphop Archive & Research Institute Fellowship Announcement

October 31, 2013

Renowned recording artist Nasir Jones visited the Department of African and African American Studies following a press conference at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute on October 31, 2013 announcing the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship.  Nas met with Department Chair Lawrence D. Bobo who shared the mission and history of the Department, and then imparted words of wisdom to the students of Professor Kelly Carter Jackson.  A link to the press conference, the press release from the Hiphop Archive Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, and photos from the visit are below. 

Spotlight on Professor Robin Bernstein

Spotlight on Professor Robin Bernstein

July 1, 2013

Robin Bernstein

Robin Bernstein is a cultural historian who writes about two subjects: theatre/performance and childhood. Sometimes she studies these topics together; other times she studies them separately.  Her goal, always, is to think through performance and childhood to produce new knowledge about US cultural history, and particularly American formations of race, from the nineteenth century to the present. More>

AAAS Professor Elkins discusses Britain’s settlement with victims of abuse during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion

AAAS Professor Elkins discusses Britain’s settlement with victims of abuse during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion

June 11, 2013

Reflections on justice delayed

Elkins discusses Britain’s settlement with victims of abuse during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion

June 11, 2013 | Editor's Pick, Harvard Gazette

There was jubilation in the streets of Nairobi last Thursday after the British government announced a $30 million settlement for abuses by colonial authorities during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s.

The Supreme Price

The Supreme Price

March 8, 2013

Gucci launches a new global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment at TED2013, led by Frida Giannini, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayek Pinault.

The Chime for Change Campaign presents an extended trailer of Joanna Lipper's forthcoming film, THE SUPREME PRICE featuring Nigerian activist, Hafsat Abiola.  Joanna Lipper is a filmmaker and lecturer at Harvard University currently teaching Using Film for Social Change.