2012

Naseemah Mohamed awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Naseemah Mohamed awarded Rhodes Scholarship

December 13, 2012

AAAS graduate Naseemah Mohamed '12 has been named a Rhodes Scholar, awarded for her outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. Naseemah wrote a Social Engagement thesis about the educational program that she founded— the Ziolonge Arts-Literacy Project in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 

Working with Doris Sommer in Boston through the Cultural Agents Initiative, Naseemah gained firsthand knowledge of the use of the arts for educational skills enhancement.  Naseemah studied the unique features and challenges of African education for the… Read more about Naseemah Mohamed awarded Rhodes Scholarship

"When Work Disappears" - The Du Bois Institute hosts the Annual Hutchins Forum in Martha's Vineyard

"When Work Disappears" - The Du Bois Institute hosts the Annual Hutchins Forum in Martha's Vineyard

August 22, 2012

Five panelists gathered at the annual Hutchins Forum to discuss urban poverty. The title, "When Work Disappears," is taken from the title of Professor Wilson's pathbreaking book in the 1990's.

W.E.B. DU BOIS PANEL TACKLES HARD QUESTIONSOF POVERTY

By SARA BROWN, Vineyard Gazette

There were plenty of problems on the table and few easy solutions at hand as an influential panel convened Thursday evening to discuss the issue that has gone unnoticed in this issue-laden presidential election… Read more about "When Work Disappears" - The Du Bois Institute hosts the Annual Hutchins Forum in Martha's Vineyard

Larry Bobo receives Cooley-Mead Award for lifetime contribution to distinguished scholarship

Larry Bobo receives Cooley-Mead Award for lifetime contribution to distinguished scholarship

August 22, 2012

At the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, which was held August 17-20, 2012, AAAS Professor Larry Bobo was the first African American to win the ASA's Cooley-Mead Award in its 34-year history.  

Lawrence D. Bobo is the recipient of this year's Cooley-Mead Award, 
given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology.  In addition to receiving the award, Professor Bobo presented an address… Read more about Larry Bobo receives Cooley-Mead Award for lifetime contribution to distinguished scholarship

New Course: AAAS 209a. Africa Rising?

New Course: AAAS 209a. Africa Rising?

July 17, 2012

African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications

AAAS 209A: Africa Rising? New African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications.  This workshop will explore Africa’s changing place in the world - and the new economies, legalities, socialities, and cultural forms that have arisen there. It will also interrogate the claim that the African present is a foreshadowing of processes beginning to occur elsewhere; that, therefore, it is a productive source of theory about current conditions world-wide. The workshop, open to faculty and… Read more about New Course: AAAS 209a. Africa Rising?

Jacob Olupona named 2012 Walter Channing Cabot Fellow

Jacob Olupona named 2012 Walter Channing Cabot Fellow

June 20, 2012

Congratulations to Professor Olupona,  one of eight professors in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences to receive this distinguished honor.

Jacob Olupona, professor of African religious traditions with a joint appointment as professor of African and African-American studies has been named a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow. The Cabot Fund, established in Cabot’s memory by his wife and children in 1905, honors faculty members… Read more about Jacob Olupona named 2012 Walter Channing Cabot Fellow

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 and AAAS Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 and AAAS Prize Winners!

May 24, 2012

On Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, Faculty, Students, Family and Staff celebrated the academic achievements of graduating Seniors and PhD recipients.

The following prizes were awarded at the AAAS Department's graduation celebration held the Wednesday before Commencement:

 

Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize

Most outstanding thesis relating to African American life, history, or culture

Victoria Koski-Karell

 

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AAAS Faculty Winners of Hauser Grants for 2012-2013

AAAS Faculty Winners of Hauser Grants for 2012-2013

May 17, 2012

AAAS faculty members are among the recipients of the competitive Hauser Innovation Grant awarded by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT).

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and John Mugane will be funded for “Portraits in Multimedia: A Social Engagement Project in African and African American Studies.”  The project, “Enhancing Learning through a Hands-on Exploration in a Dynamic Cross-Disciplinary Geospatial Web Platform, “which is led by Suzanne Blier, along with Ingrid Monson, Jacob Olupona, and Bob Bates, will be funded to further develop “… Read more about AAAS Faculty Winners of Hauser Grants for 2012-2013

Congratulations to Homi Bhabha!

Congratulations to Homi Bhabha!

May 17, 2012

Homi Bhabha was awarded the Padma Bhushan Government of India Presidential Award, one of India’s highest civilian honors. 

Homi and the award were featured recently in the Harvard Gazette .  The Padma Bhushan award recognizes Indian citizens and Indians from the diaspora for “distinguished service of high order” in a variety of fields from the visual arts to public service.  Bhabha was honored in the literature and education category.  He will also receive an honorary degree from… Read more about Congratulations to Homi Bhabha!

Department Chair, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is awarded the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising

Department Chair, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is awarded the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising

May 13, 2012

Congratulations from Undergraduate students who nominated Professor Higginbotham for her excellence in advising.

Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham was awarded the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising on May 2, 2012 and was photographed with Iman Taylor '12 who is one of the AAAS students who nominated her for the award. The Star Family Prizes for Excellence in Advising were established by James A. Star AB 1983 to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students… Read more about Department Chair, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is awarded the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising