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Deirdre Cooper Owens visits Hopkins/History of Medicine/Sex Slavery Lab

Please join the Sex & Slavery Lab and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in welcoming Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, CUNY) on campus next week! Deirdre Cooper Owens is an associate professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York. The recipient of several prestigious honors including the […]


Unpacking Hateful Things Contemporary Practices, September 22

Join us for “Unpacking Hateful Things & Contemporary Practices” at 1 p.m., on Saturday, September 22 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202. This race conversation will trace the legacy of Jim Crow as revealed in objects used to dehumanize African Americans and will then connect this legacy to contemporary […]


Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights

Congratulations to Professor Martha S. Jones for the recent publication of her new book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. According to Professor Jones: “I am a writer, commentator, researcher, and historian. Writing is my first passion, from […]


Come see Lawrence P. Jackson at the National Book Festival, Sept. 1

Come see Professor Lawrence Jackson at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018 Presentation: 3-3:45pm Book Signing: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC Professor Jackson is the award-winning author of “Chester B. Himes: A Biography.” For more information about the National Book festival, please see their website.


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 […]