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Focus on three major subfields: African-American studies, African and diaspora studies, or urban studies.

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Our actively engaged faculty and affiliated faculty's work spans diverse academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and public health.

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Funding Opportunities

The Center for Africana Studies is committed to supporting its faculty affiliates, undergraduate and graduate student organizations, and other campus units with programming focused on Black Studies.

Upcoming Events

Jovan Scott Lewis

Associate Professor and Chair, Jovan Scott Lewis, of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley will be giving a talk titled "Relational Repair: Black Life Beyond Injury" […]

Myisha Cherry

Assistant Professor, Myisha Cherry, of the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside will be giving a talk titled “Radicalized Forgiveness” Her talk is in conjunction with the […]

Thinking At The Limit Symposium

Stuart Hall, Cultural Studies, and the Furtherance of American Imperialism in the 1980s. Co-sponsored with the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship Talk Location: TBA

News & Announcements

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A Taste of Black Freedom

The Center for Africana Studies is pleased to host “A Taste of Black Freedom,” our 2022-23 symposium that explores the history, politics, and knowledges of black foodways in Baltimore, with […]

Minkah Makalani ventures beyond what can be imagined

The new director for the interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins Center for Africana Studies has seen firsthand how collaboration between the academy and the community can yield ideas unfettered by preconceived notions and expectations.

Center for Africana Studies job search

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies  The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who researches African Diaspora populations and focuses on migration, […]