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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.

Prof. Young

Faculty Publication Highlights: Dr. Cynthia Young

Dr. Young’s article entitled “Black Ops: Black Masculinity and the War on Terror” was recently published in the American Quarterly. Click here to read Dr. Cynthia Young’s article.



Faculty Book Release: Dr. Regine Jean-Charles

Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary explores the relationship between rape and narratives of violence in francophone literature and culture. The book offers ways to account for the raped bodies beneath the conflicts of slavery, genocide, dictatorship, natural disasters and war—and to examine why doing so is necessary. Through a feminist analysis of the rhetoric and representation of rape in francophone African and Caribbean cultural production, Conflict Bodies examines theoretical, visual, and literary texts that challenge the dominant views of postcolonial violence


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.