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Minkah Makalani ventures beyond what can be imagined

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, […]

An Africana Studies Conversation about the film “PASSING”

Thank you all for attending a virtual conversation on the film “Passing” Wednesday, November 17.  Special thank you to Professor Brook, Professor Jones, and Professor Ford for a great intellectual […]

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research over the course of his extensive career.

Book talk: Davatian Balwin in Conversation with Lawrence Jackson

Book talk: Davatian Balwin in Conversation with Lawrence Jackson

Thank you all for coming out to Book Talk: A Vatican City in the Middle of Baltimore. Professor Davarian Baldwin discussed his book, Living in the Shadow of the Ivory […]

Congratulations! Professor James Calvin. DLC to honor 14 individuals, two groups for commitment to diversity and inclusion

Congratulations! Professor James Calvin. DLC to honor 14 individuals, two groups for commitment to diversity and inclusion

“Dr. Calvin has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to serving as a role model, mentor, and true advocate for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout his professional career,” says Katrina Caldwell, […]

Billie Holiday Project Mural Celebrates Legacy of Elijah Cummings

Billie Holiday Project Mural Celebrates Legacy of Elijah Cummings

“Never let anyone define you.” It was a favorite phrase of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died a year ago, and it is now immortalized in a mural celebrating the […]

It’s Time for International Relations to Re-explore Racism

It’s Time for International Relations to Re-explore Racism

A recent Foreign Policy argument piece from Professor Robbie Shilliam focuses on increasing discussions of race and racism in international affairs, which he says have been abandoned by the field […]

Hundreds protest police brutality, advocate for change

More than 200 members of the Johns Hopkins community—faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighbors of the university’s campuses—assembled along Charles Street on Thursday for a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with […]

Photos from Black Nest event

Photos from Black Nest event

Center for Africana Studies would like to thank all who came out for the meet and greet for our first undergraduate RAP session.