News & Announcements Archive


Lester Spence is a 2015 Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellow

Lester Spence is a 2015 Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellow
Lester Spece was awarded a grant as part of the 2015 Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program. Lester will be working with Baltimore’s Right to Housing Alliance and co-teaching a Community Based Learning course on urban democracy. The Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program was launched in 2015 by JHU’s Center for Social […]


CAS Director Hollis Robbins published in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Robbins’s piece “The Literature of Lynching” appears today in The Chronicle of Higher Education online. Robbins discuses the complexities of the incorporation of lynching poems into the American poetry syllabus: which poems are taught, which are not, and the possible reasoning behind what gets left out.


Coates Talk Launches New Forum on Race

Coates Talk Launches New Forum on Race
Acclaimed writer and Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates leads conversation about racism, past and present, at inaugural JHU Forum on Race in America (coverage includes video of the entire event).


Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times
"The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America." Click to read the full article.


Watch: The JHU Forum on Race in America

Watch: The JHU Forum on Race in America
In case you missed it: Click to watch the recording of the JHU Forum on Race in America with guest speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for The Atlantic and Baltimore native. Join the conversation: #JHURaceInAmerica