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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.


Lester Spence receives 50,000 faculty diversity prize

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 […]


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 […]


The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers Cover

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from fifty-two writers arranged into sections of memoir, […]


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 […]