News & Announcements Archive

Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar, Jessica Marie Johnson and Marl Anthony Neal

The Black Scholar is proud to announce the release of “Black Code,” a special issue of the Black Scholar. The guest editors, Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, have assembled a collective of digital soothsayers working on the margins of Black Studies, Afrofuturism, radical media, and the digital humanities. Black Code Studies is queer, femme, fugitive, and […]


New Co-Directors and Associate Director Named

Katrina Bell McDonald and Lester Spence have been named co-directors, and Nadia Nurhussein has been named associate director and director of undergraduate studies for the Center for Africana Studies as of July 1.


Hidden in Plain Sight

In this video, Center for Africana Studies faculty member Roland Thorpe speaks about the lack of research and data specifically about the unique health needs and challenges of black men.


Read the Inaugural Portuguese Program Newsletter

Portuguese Program Newsletter

Please enjoy the first edition of Johns Hopkins University’s Portuguese Program newsletter. We hope this will be a successful vehicle for communicating fun and useful information to our students, the JHU community, parents, donors, alumni, and friends.


Johns Hopkins to honor political scientist Lester Spence with $50,000 faculty diversity prize

Congratulations! Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, will be presented with the Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity during an awards ceremony in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus on Tuesday. The prize, established last year, recognizes a full-time faculty member who has made scholarly […]


Race, Recognition, And Respect Conference This Weekend

The “Race, Recognition, and Respect” conference will be held at April 7-8 in Levering Hall- Arellano Theater. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on April 7 and conclude at 1 p.m. on April 8.


CAS Director Hollis Robbins Named National Humanities Center Fellow

Congratulations to CAS Director Robbins who is a 2017-2018 Delta Delta Delta Fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.  Robbins is one of 35 Fellows invited to the NHC next year from 15 states, Greece, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Chosen from 630 applicants, NHC fellows represent humanistic scholarship in English language […]


“Born on a Tuesday” (Book launch Elnathan) April 13th at 7:30 PM

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and JHU Center for Africana Studies, in conjunction with The Ivy Bookshop and Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson’s “Writing Africa Now” class at Johns Hopkins University, will host a book launch and reading by the Nigerian writer Elnathan John. John is an acclaimed novelist, satirist, and lawyer who has been twice shortlisted […]