News & Announcements Archive


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 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

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

The Center for Africana Studies Welcomes Nadia 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

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.


Lester Spence gets year-end shoutout from ‘The Atlantic’

Lester Spence gets year-end shoutout from ‘The Atlantic’
Critic Mark Greif named Spence’s Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics among the magazine’s list of “Best Books We Missed in 2016”. Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Hopkins, penned Knocking the Hustle as a critique of the rise of neoliberal forces over the past […]


2017 Community Impact Internships Program Opportunity

The Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP) applications are available and due January 6th, 2016. Join other Hopkins students this summer in Baltimore working alongside community members to make a difference. The CIIP is a competitive, paid summer internship program that pairs JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to work on community-identified projects. CIIP […]


O Wind, Take Me to My Country- Performance Poetry Nov.16

Join the Center for African Studies, the Program in East Asian Studies, the Program in International Studies, the Writing Seminars Program, the Graduate Representative Organization, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in welcoming award-winning poets Safia Elhillo and Jess X. Chen to the Homewood Campus. The event will begin at 7:30pm.