News & Announcements Archive


HELENA HICKS SPEAKERS’ SERIES | Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 | 3 – 4:30 pm

HELENA HICKS SPEAKERS’ SERIES “Thinking Through Fascism Today by Looking to the Past:From Mussolini’s Italy to Trump’s America” Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 I 3 – 4:30 pm | Sharp Street Memorial Church ROBBIE SHILLIAM Professor of Political Science,Johns Hopkins University Political commentators and human rights advocates have often called Donald Trump’s policies and proclivities ‘fascist.’ […]


“Billie Holiday Jazz Concert” on September 7

FREE Concert in the Park! The Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts presents: “Billie Holiday Jazz Concert” Saturday, September 7,2019 | 2PM-6PM | Lafayette Square Park, Corner of W Lafayette and N Arlington, Baltimore, MD Performances by Nasar Abadey(Artistic Director/ Percussion), Sheila Ford (Vocalist), Sean Jones (Trumpet), Richard D. Johnson (Piano), and more More Info: […]


Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Lester Spence

Barnes & Noble at Johns Hopkins University Present An Evening with Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Lester Spence, discussing and signing “How To Be An Antiracist” Join us 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 4,2019 at Shriver Hall 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 For more information and to register: eventbrite link for reservations or […]


Course Syllabus Now Available for “Contemporary Black Marriage”

CAS is pleased to announce the release of the “Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice” course syllabus. The syllabus is designed as a guide and resource for higher education instructors teaching on black families, black gender relationships, and black intimate relationships.


2019 Ted K. Brashaw Outstanding Research Award

Congratulations to Professor James Calvin who received the 2019 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award from the Community Development Society. Professor Calvin will receive the award next month July at the international conference program held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.


PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive| April 30 – May 1

PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive | April 30 – May 1,2019 The Sex and Slavery Lab’s closing event Please RSVP to jmj@jhu.edu if you are interested in joining us for the graduate student colloquium to receive the pre-circulated papers. What are black womanhood, black femme, and black queer & trans* labors in the context of slavery, […]


Congratulations Professor Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson
Johns Hopkins University faculty members Lawrence Jackson and Matthew Porterfield have been named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Jackson, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who teaches in the departments of English and history, […]


“Early Black Utopias” One-Day Symposium to be held Friday, March 29

“Early Black Utopias” is a one-day symposium on race and utopia scheduled for Friday, March 29, and hosted by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium brings together a group of scholars whose work reveals a tradition of speculative thought in black politics and aesthetics from the colonial period through the Garvey movement. We define utopianism […]


Featured Author book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

Professor Katrina Bell McDonald’s book (with Caitlin Cross-Barnet), Marriage in Black, has been selected as a “Featured Author” book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon given by the Association for the Study of African American Culture and Society! ASALH was founded by Carter G. Woodson (known as the “Father of Black History”), and it […]


Writers LIVE: Katrina Bell McDonald, Embracing Sisterhood Jan. 15

Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of black women’s intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the twenty-first century.  In this purported era of high-profile, mega-successful black women and growing socioeconomic diversity, Embracing Sisterhood seeks to determine where contemporary black women’s ideas of black womanhood and sisterhood merge with social class. Date: Tuesday, January […]