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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
New Directions Lecture Series
Melissa Harris-Perry
McGuinn Hall 121

Works-In-Progress Lecture Series

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"The Right to the Rural! Resistance and Trying Along the Chad-Cameron Oil Pipeline"

Amber Ndewa-Murrey, AADS Disseration Fellow


New Directions in African Diaspora Studies Lecture Series

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm

Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Still Left Behind: Gender and Class Exclusion in the Pursuit of African-American Educational Justice"

Prof. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy


Thursday, November 20, 2014

" 'From the Image to the Text': Visual Culture and Rape Representation"

Prof. Regine Jean-Charles

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.


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


Prof. C. Shawn McGuffey has been invited to a policy meeting (November 12-14, 2014) in Tanzania to discuss Darfurian refugees with African/regionally-based experts, policy makers, human rights practitioners, and representatives from the Hague (International Criminal Court). Prof. McGuffey's past research will help inform the ways in which the Darfurian genocide is being handled at the International Criminal Court.

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.


Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in Francophone Imaginary

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.

Voices of Imani

Voices of Imani was recently featured in the BC Chronicle. The article highlights the history, diversity, and future of this dynamic gospel choir. Click here to read the full article.

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