Category: Faculty News

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Joins BU Faculty

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will join Boston University this summer as a Professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences, following the completion of our standard professorial appointment process. Dr. Kendi will establish a new University-wide research center that will be titled the ‘BU […]

Two BU faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brookline—BU faculty members, Linda Heywood and John Thornton have been recently elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields. Affiliated with both the CAS Department of History and the African American Studies Program, they are among the newly selected 276 artists, scholars, scientists […]

Congratulations to Dr. John Thornton on his new book release, “A History of West Central Africa to 1850”

Based on substantial new research from primary sources and archives, this accessible interpretative history of West Central Africa from earliest times to 1852 gives comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the region. With equal focus given to both internal histories or inter-state interactions and external dynamics and relationships, this study represents an original approach to regional […]

Prof Louis Chude-Sokei, awarded Arts/Media Residency in Berlin, Germany

Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei, Professor of English and George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies was awarded an Arts/Media Residency in Berlin, Germany with the prestigious DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Program. Beginning November through December 2019, Dr. Chude-Sokei will participate in an international workshop on Artificial Intelligence as well as further his audio design […]

African American Studies Program founder, Professor Emerita Adelaide Cromwell dies at 99

CROMWELL, Adelaide McGuinn, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Sociology, Boston University, peacefully gave life a passing grade in hospice care on June 8, 2019. She held her final class in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she resided for 44 of her 99 years, encouraging her acolytes here, near and abroad-to improve themselves as global citizens, with a particular imperative to empower women, […]

Q&A with Director Chude-Sokei

Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei has been featured in the Faculty Friday series by the Initiatives on Cities here at BU. He discusses urban development, his most recent book, and more. Check it out here.