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
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.
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?
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
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!