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Nneka Dennie 2017-2018 Recipient of the MIT Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nneka D. Dennie has been selected as a 2017-2018 recipient of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship. She will be affiliated with the Program in...

Lessons to Learn From the "Fugitive Scientist"

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Science and activism have an intertwined history-in the antebellum period and today....

UMass Amherst African-American Studies Program Comes of Age

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Visionary Leadership...

Edited and introduced by Johanna Ortner, doctoral student in Afro-American Studies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New pubication: Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper)’s Forest Leaves (ca. 1846) as the latest installment of Just Teach One: Early African American Print on Common-Place: The Journal of Early American...

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,...