News & Announcements Archive

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 […]


The Center for Africana Studies Welcomes Nadia Nurhussein

Nadiaa Nurhussein

The Center for Africana Studies is thrilled to welcome Nadia Nurhussein, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English, to Johns Hopkins University. Professor Nurhussein specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century African American literature and culture. Her book, Rhetorics of Literacy: The Cultivation of American Dialect Poetry (The Ohio University Press, 2013) challenges standard readings of literary dialect as deformation of written […]


2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program

The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, are delighted to announce the 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, designed to encourage and support research using the wealth of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and […]


Black Issues In Higher Education

Join us today at 5:30 PM in Gilman 50 for a discussion on JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion. The discussion will be lead by Shani Mott and the panelists include by Floyd Hayes, James Page, Chase Alston, Tiffany Onyejiaka, and Abby Neyenhouse.