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Kevin Harrington ’16 Featured in UMass Magazine for Galactic Discoveries

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As a UMass student, Kevin Harrington ‘16 double-majored in Astronomy and Psychology & Brain Sciences, but minored in Afro-American Studies. In addition to his ambitious academic work, Kevin’s...

Steven C. Tracey Named Distinguished Professor

Monday, January 9, 2017

Steven C. Tracy is considered the leading authority on the intersection of African-American literature and blues music. He is the author of Langston Hughes and the Blues (plus subsequent editions,...

Chester Davis Scholarship Fund

Friday, October 21, 2016

Please click here to give to the Chester Davis Scholarship Fund.

Forty Years After: Chinua Achebe and Africa in the Global Imagination

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On February 18, 1975, the great African writer Chinua Achebe presented a Chancellor’s Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, entitled ‘An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness....
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Professor Steve Tracy to be Inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Steve Tracy of Amherst, MA will be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for...

Professor Manisha Sinha’s Work Among ‘Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read’

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina, by Manisha Sinha, professor of Afro-American studies, has been chosen by Harvard historian Sven Beckert as one...