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Wake-Up: Reflections on our Past & Envisioning our Future

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies...

Celebrating Britt Rusert: MLA announces book awards

Monday, December 10, 2018

We are so proud of the hard work and stellar scholarship of our own Dr. Britt Rusert. She has received one of only two “Honorable Mentions” from the First Book Prize committee of the Modern...

Britt Rusert Recognized by the American Studies Association

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Professor Rusert is a finalist for the 2018 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for her first book, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York...
Detail from the cover of Black Lives Matter and Music by Stephanie Shonekan

Black Lives Matter and Music

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In this collection of critical studies co-edited by Stephanie Shonekan, contributors draw from ethnographic research and personal encounters to illustrate how scholarly research of, approaches to,...

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

                            The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the live...

Teach-in held in response to recent racist incidents at UMass

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Over 200 people gathered to hear two panels...