News & Announcements Archive


Congratulations Nathan Connolly!

Congratulations to Nathan Connolly whose book, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South, has been chosen as this year’s winner of the Southern Historical Association’s Bennett H. Wall award for the best book on southern business or economic history published in the preceding two years.


Congratulations Lester Spence!

Congratulations to Lester Spence, who was presented with the “Best of Baltimore 2016: Best Nonfiction Book” award for Knocking the Hustle. View the City Paper review here.


CAS Welcomes New Academic Program Coordinator

Welcome Kanita Tavares! Kanita is the new Academic Program Coordinator in the 230 suite of International Centers and Programs Office, where she will be supporting CAS and PLAS specifically as well as serving as the budget specialist for all programs.  Her email is ktavare2@jhu.edu and 6-6385. “Hello, I am Kanita Tavares, my last name originates […]


Hollis Robbins at “Space & Place in Africana/Black Studies” Institute

Hollis Robbins, PhD, Chair of Humanities at The Peabody Institute and Director of Africana Studies at JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will serve as Institute Faculty at the “Space & Place in Africana/Black Studies” Institute from June 6-10 at Purdue University.


Johns Hopkins inducts 16 new members into Society of Scholars

Johns Hopkins inducts 16 new members into Society of Scholars
Society of Scholars recognizes former JHU postdocs, house staff, and junior or visiting faculty who gained marked distinction in their fields, including SOBA’s own Janine Austin Clayton. Through her research on ocular surface disease, ophthalmologist Janine Austin Clayton uncovered a novel form of disease associated with premature ovarian insufficiency in young women, setting the stage […]


Welcome, Professor Johnson!

The Center for Africana Studies is thrilled to announce that Jessica Marie Johnson will be joining the faculty on July 1, 2016 as Assistant Professor in History and Africana Studies, jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Center for Africana Studies of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.  Professor Johnson comes to Hopkins from Michigan […]


The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: Quraysh Ali Lansana, Tony Medina, and Safia Elhillo The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015)  Monday, February 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Arellano Theater, Levering Hall Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Baltimore, MD Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University Map […]