2011

AAAS Concentrator, Matthews Mmopi selected as a Rhodes Scholar

AAAS Concentrator, Matthews Mmopi selected as a Rhodes Scholar

December 6, 2011

A member of the Class of 2011, Mmopi was selected as one of 10 winners from the Southern Africa region.

Matthews Mmopi, a recent Harvard graduate from South Africa, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar, and will join the University’s four U.S. Rhodes winners at the University of Oxford next fall.

A member of the Class of 2011, Mmopi was selected as one of 10… Read more about AAAS Concentrator, Matthews Mmopi selected as a Rhodes Scholar

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.

"MacArthur's support for documentary film and radio projects is an integral part of our broader efforts to make information and news about important domestic and international social issues widely available to U.S. audiences… Read more about Visiting Lecturer Joanna Lipper Awarded Documentary Film Grant From The MacArthur Foundation

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.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies, introduced the talk and noted that students in the United States are rarely taught about Haiti’s influence on the… Read more about Afro-Latin Speaker Series Featured in The Harvard Crimson

Professor Elkins helps make the case that aged Kenyan veterans deserve justice

Professor Elkins helps make the case that aged Kenyan veterans deserve justice

September 19, 2011

A case against the British, who once ruled Kenya, would not have been possible without the work of Harvard historian Caroline Elkins.

NAIROBI, Kenya — George Morara, a program officer with the Kenya Human Rights Commission, is compact and strong, like a boxer. But the fight on his hands now is to defend veterans of the… Read more about Professor Elkins helps make the case that aged Kenyan veterans deserve justice

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?

A. For all the… Read more about Professor David R. Williams interviewed in The Boston Globe

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds receives an honorary degree from Bates College

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds receives an honorary degree from Bates College

August 6, 2011

Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science; Professor of of African and African American Studies
 

Evelynn M. Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College

Considered one of the leading scholars in the field of the intersection of medicine and race, Hammonds began her tenure as dean of Harvard College in 2008. Prior to her appointment she served as Harvard University’s first Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. She is also the Barbara Gutman Rosenkrantz Professor of History of Science and… Read more about Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds receives an honorary degree from Bates College

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.

The case passed a critical milestone in July when a British judge allowed it to… Read more about Professor Elkins’ research key in Kenya reparations case

Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham receives Honorary Degree from Howard University

Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham receives Honorary Degree from Howard University

August 2, 2011

Professor Higginbotham is currently the chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and has held this position since 2006.

Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Victor S. Thomas Professor of History at Harvard University
(Doctor of Humane Letters)

Dr. Higginbotham is currently the chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and has held this position since 2006.  The Duke University Law School has invited Prof. Higginbotham to be the inaugural John Hope Franklin Professor of American Legal History… Read more about Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham receives Honorary Degree from Howard University