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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Works-In-Progress Lecture Series
"On Black Radical Politics in the Age of Perpetual War"
Justin Leroy
Lyons Hall 301 @ 12:00 pm

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Works-In-Progress Lecture
"The Old Neigborhood: The Problem of South Shore"
Carlo Rotella
Lyons Hall 301 @ 12:00 pm
Richard Albert

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Works-In-Progress Lecture Series
“Dead Letter: Is the United States Constitution Unamendable?”
Richard Albert
Lyons Hall 301 @ 12:00 pm

African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship.



Find more information about the African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship

The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship provides up to $3,000 toward domestic or international travel, including transportation, lodging, meals, and  research-related expenses. The award must be used between 1 June and 20 January of the fellowship year to facilitate a research project of between 15 and 20 double-spaced pages.

Deadline: February 21, 2014

Sample Proposal.

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Feel free to browse through the AADS Newsletter for the 2012-2013 school year.


Revisting Racism

Recurring public acknowledgments of landmark events in the modern black struggle for civil rights provide opportunities for reflection on the nation's recent past and for examination of conscience, writes Theology Professor M. Shawn Copeland. Click here to read Prof. M. Shawn Copeland's article.

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Prof. Regine Jean-Charles will discuss Bell Hook's Teaching to Transgress.

Wednesday, November 20 2013

    The Women's Resource Center

McElroy 141 @ 1 pm

Prof. Martin Summers named National Humanities Center Fellow

Dr. Martin Summers, Associate Professor of History and African & African Diaspora Studies has been named as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the 2013-14 academic year.  Dr. Summers is the first recipient of the center’s newly established Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Fellowship for his research project, “Race, Madness, and the State: A History of Saint Elizabeths Hospital and Washington, DC’s African American Community, 1855-1987.” Article.