2019

Sarah Lewis

AAAS Professor Sarah Lewis to receive 2019 Freedom Scholar Award

August 2, 2019

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, ASALH, has announced that AAAS Professor Sarah Lewis will receive the 2019 Freedom Scholar Award.  2019 is the inaugural year for the ASALH Freedom Scholar Award which honors early career scholars in any discipline whose scholarship focuses on the empowerment of the African-American community, and who can demonstrate...

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Professor Tommie Shelby Elected Vice President/President Elect of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division)

June 19, 2019

On June 6, 2019, the American Philosophical Association announced on their blog that AAAS Professor and Department Chair Tommie Shelby was elected Vice President/President Elect of the APA Eastern Division.  Professor Shelby's three-year term begins on July 1, 2019, and ends on June 30, 2022.  During his three-year term, Professor Shelby will serve one year as vice president, followed by a one-year term as president, and finally a one-year term as past president.  For more information or to see the results of the other newly elected members, you can read...

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AAAS Professor Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Receives the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award

March 14, 2019

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at the 101st annual meeting of the American Council on Education, AAAS Professor Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham received the Dr. John Hope Franklin award for her excellence and contributions to higher education, and for her embodiment of the trailblazing spirit and legacy of the late Dr. Franklin, a noted historian, educator and humanitarian in his own right.  Diverse: Issues in Higher Education published an article on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, entitled “...

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AAAS Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

AAAS Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Interviewed on NPR podcast, Fresh Air

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, NPR published a transcript from the Fresh Air podcast show, in which the host, Terry Gross, interviewed AAAS Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in light of his PBS series Finding Your Roots. The interview is titled “Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. on DNA Testing and Finding His Roots,” and can be found in link below:

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AAAS Professors Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry

AAAS Professors Featured for MLK Teach-Ins

January 29, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2019, The Boston Foundation published a news released titled, “A Testing Ground for the Ideal of Freedom,” featuring AAAS Interim Chairman Tommie Shelby and AAAS Professor Brandon Terry. The two Harvard professors helped lead a series of teach-ins at the historic Arlington Street Church, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday on January 15th, 2019. A link to the article is below:...

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Cornel West

AAAS Professor Cornel West featured in The Harvard Crimson

January 14, 2019

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, The Harvard Crimson published an article titled, “Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break.” In the article, AAAS Professor Cornel R. West describes the revamped course as a “fusion of the philosophical, the historical, and the political,” including “good music and literature” as well. A link to the article is below:

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Ingrid

AAAS Professor Ingrid Monson to Speak at Princeton University

December 21, 2018

On the evening of Monday, February 18, 2019, AAAS Professor Ingrid Monson will speak at Princeton University as part of their Musicology Program’s sponsored Colloquium Series.  The yearly series features distinguished guest scholars who are chosen from among graduate student nominations.  Regular attendance at colloquia is a responsibility...

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