In her newest story for The Atlantic, “The False Promise of Anti-racism Books,” Dr. Saida Grundy argues “texts that seek to raise the collective American consciousness are rendered futile without concrete systemic changes.” Read the article here.
Category: Faculty News
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t miss BU Prof, Dr. Paula Austin’s recently published book, Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life! The fullest account to date of African American young people in a segregated city. Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC offers a complex narrative of the everyday lives of black young […]
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 […]
Unmasking Racism: SPH professor, Dr. Robert Eschmann on the effects of anonymous racist comments online
Unmasking Racism: BU SPH Assistant Professor, Dr. Robert Eschmann talks about the effects of anonymous racist comments on a college website. The Internet Is Unmasking Racism. Here’s What That Means to Young People of Color.
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, […]
Our upcoming event, Afrofuturism & Black Speculative Arts: Expo & Symposium, has been featured in an article from BU Today. Give it a read in preparation for the event, which starts today at 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss out! Here’s a sneak peek of the article: The term “Afrofuturism” was coined by critic Mark Dery in […]
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.