Category: Faculty News

Dr. Saida Grundy in Conversation about the “Defund the Police” Movement

Dr. Saida Grundy, professor of Sociology, African American Studies, and Women’s & Gender Studies, recently was interviewed by Divided We Fall in a conversation about the slogan “defund the police.” This conversation covers subtopics including the risks faced by politicians who support the movement, similarities & differences of today’s movements compared to those of the […]

Livestream: Dr. Chude-Sokei Presents Some of His Latest Research

Join the conversation now on Zoom by RSVPing on Latin American Studies’ website. If you missed it live, it’s also available on the Center’s Facebook page. Event Description Book Talk with Louis Chude-Sokei, Professor of English, George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, and Director of the African American Studies Program at Boston […]

Dr. Paula Austin Featured in New CAS Video Series

Dr. Paula Austin, professor of history & African American studies, shares her most recent research with CAS in this new video. Description Join Professor Austin as she takes us on a journey back nearly 100 years, to Jim Crow Washington, DC, where black youths navigated discrimination in ways that remain all too familiar to young […]

Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei gives talk on Sound Project at the Geothe Institute

On Thursday 10/22, AFAM Studies Director Louis Chude-Sokei gave a talk on his current research project on sound at the event Listening to History: Sound, Space, and Remembrance hosted by the Geothe Institut-Boston. Dr. Chude-Sokei’s current research project, “Sometimes you just have to give it your attention,” is “an auditive, multi-perspective investigation of the former […]

Prof. Birenbaum Quintero awarded Ruth Stone Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Chair of CFA Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Professor of Latin American Studies, and affiliated faculty of African American Studies! Dr. Birenbaum Quintero was recently awarded the Ruth Stone Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology for his book Rites, Rights, and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific […]

TODAY: Activism and the Role of Black Women

“Activism and the Role of Black Women” Tues., Oct. 27 | 6:00 PM EDT Speakers: Bree Newsome, Activist, Writer, Artist; Gabby Williams, WNBA Player, Chicago Sky; Dr. Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor, Boston University Moderator: Marisa Moseley, Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, Boston University Co-sponosored by: BU Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Athletics, College of Arts & […]

Arts & Sciences Magazine Feature: A Better Future

Several professors affiliated with the African American Studies Program are featured in the newest issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine. For the project titled A Better Future, the magazine interviewed researchers including Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei, Dr. Katherine Levine Einstein, Dr. Saida Grundy, Dr. Margarita Simon Guillory, and Dr. Spencer Piston. Here’s a preview of what […]