News & Announcements Archive


Race in America: White House reporter April Ryan to speak at Johns Hopkins University

Veteran journalist April Ryan, a tenacious reporter and a fixture on the White House beat, will speak at Johns Hopkins University on Sept. 12 in the first JHU Forums on Race in America event of the 2017-18 academic year. Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997, will give her […]


Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar, Jessica Marie Johnson and Marl Anthony Neal

The Black Scholar is proud to announce the release of “Black Code,” a special issue of the Black Scholar. The guest editors, Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, have assembled a collective of digital soothsayers working on the margins of Black Studies, Afrofuturism, radical media, and the digital humanities. Black Code Studies is queer, femme, fugitive, and […]


Read the Inaugural Portuguese Program Newsletter

Please enjoy the first edition of Johns Hopkins University’s Portuguese Program newsletter. We hope this will be a successful vehicle for communicating fun and useful information to our students, the JHU community, parents, donors, alumni, and friends.


Lester Spence receives 50,000 faculty diversity prize

Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science and africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, will be presented with the Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity during an awards ceremony in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus on Tuesday. The prize, established last year, recognizes a full-time faculty member who has made scholarly […]


CAS Director Hollis Robbins Named National Humanities Center Fellow

Congratulations to CAS Director Robbins who is a 2017-2018 Delta Delta Delta Fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.  Robbins is one of 35 Fellows invited to the NHC next year from 15 states, Greece, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Chosen from 630 applicants, NHC fellows represent humanistic scholarship in English language […]


The Center for Africana Studies Welcomes Nadia Nurhussein

Nadiaa Nurhussein
The Center for Africana Studies is thrilled to welcome Nadia Nurhussein, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English, to Johns Hopkins University.  Professor Nurhussein specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century African American literature and culture. Her book, Rhetorics of Literacy: The Cultivation of American Dialect Poetry (The Ohio University Press, 2013) challenges standard readings of literary dialect as deformation of written […]


Lawrence Jackson named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

Beyond the emotional resonance of Baltimore—Jackson grew up here, still has family here, and has written frequently about the city—there’s the academic proximity to the roots of many research topics that intrigue him, including the histories of Billie Holiday and Frederick Douglass.