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. 

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AAAS Celebrates over 10 years of the African Language Program

AAAS Celebrates over 10 years of the African Language Program

September 23, 2013

African Language Program

Now offering over 24 languages, the African Language Program celebrates more than 10 years at Harvard University, demonstrating considerable growth beyond the 10 languages offered when the program was introduced in Fall 2003.  For more information about the program today, see the African Language Program.  For a look back, please see:… Read more about AAAS Celebrates over 10 years of the African Language Program

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>

Professor Alejandro de la Fuente joins AAAS Faculty

Professor Alejandro de la Fuente joins AAAS Faculty

July 1, 2013

Alejandro de la Fuente

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, Professor de la Fuente joined Harvard University after holding faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the University of Havana. His works on race, slavery, and Atlantic history have been published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, German, and French.… Read more about Professor Alejandro de la Fuente joins AAAS Faculty

Lawrence D. Bobo is Chair of the Department

Lawrence D. Bobo is Chair of the Department

July 1, 2013

Greetings from the Chair

More than four decades ago Harvard University launched what is now the Department of African and African American Studies.   We are dedicated to the passionate pursuit of one of the great and inspiring missions of human letters: bringing forward in full measure, the depth, richness, and complexity  of the African and African American experience.  In service of this ambition we offer courses and conduct research that explores the contributions, challenges, strivings, and achievements of… Read more about Lawrence D. Bobo is Chair of the Department

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.

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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.

February 28 2013, Long Beach, CA - At the… Read more about The Supreme Price