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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.


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 […]


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 […]