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.
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>
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
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
Elkins discusses Britain’s settlement with victims of abuse during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion
June 11, 2013 | Editor's Pick, Harvard Gazette
By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer
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.
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.