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Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

PURA is open to undergraduates from any division working with a mentor in any JHU division, center, or institute. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research, design, entrepreneurship, scholarly, and creative projects over the academic year with the help of a $3000 fellowship. PURA recipients will present their project at DREAMS, our campus wide day celebrating undergraduate projects.


The Mzuzah Convergence 2018 International Conference

Explore Africa’s and other emerging markets’ roles in global sustainability. Mzuzah Africa and Net Impact will host the Mzuzah Convergence 2018 conference at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, developed in collaboration with Carey Business School Professor James Calvin and students from Carey’s Innovation for Humanity (I4H) program who participated in Mzuzah Convergence 2017 in Accra, Ghana.


“Marriage in Black” Lecture and Book Signing

Professor Katrina Bell McDonald, co-director of the Center for Africana Studies, will be giving a lecture at the Houston Museum of African-American Culture on her new co-authored book, “Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life Among American-Born and Immigrant Blacks.”


Rap Session in Africana Studies: TOMORROW with Nicole Thornton, PhD!

We invite undergraduate students to join us for the final Rap Session of the year with Dr. Nicole Thornton, graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. The talk is entitled: “Negotiating Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Diasporic Multiculturalism and the Politics of Language in Mauritius.” Pizza and refreshments will […]


“Bound/Unbound” : A Symposium on Contemporary Black Marriage

“BOUND/UNBOUND” March 2018 Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University. A scene from the path-breaking and highly successful symposium on contemporary black marriage, co-organized by Dr. Katrina Bell McDonald, Dr. Tera Jordan, and Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson. Among the many highlights were discussions around two new and exciting new publications: Professor […]


Black Femme Digital Practice, March 7, 2018

Join Bianca Laureano and Amber J. Phillips for a conversation on “Black Femme Digital Pricetice” Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Time:4:00 – 6:00 Pm Location: BLC 4040


Bound in Wedlock:Slave and Free Black Marriage

Join Professor Tera Hunter on March 9, 2018 at Red Emma’s Bookstore from 6PM-8PM for a round table discuss on ” Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century”


A Reading with 2018 Caine Prize Winner Bushra al-Fadil

Yesterday, the Center for Africana Studies was honored to host what is the first in an annual series of visits by the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, an international award. Sudanese author Bushra Al-Fadil, the 2017 Caine Prize winner, read from and spoke about his winning short story, “The Story of the […]