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”
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....
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...