Mourning the Loss of Professor John H. Bracey, Jr.
We are sad to share the news that a pillar of our department and community, Professor John H. Bracey, Jr., recently joined the ancestors. Our community is shaken by this tremendous loss.
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....
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...
Spotlight Scholar: Afro-American Studies Professor John Bracey
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Few scholars can boast the academic pedigree of Afro-American Studies professor and chair John Bracey. His family comprises four generations of teachers. Bracey’s grandparents were teachers and his...