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. Dr. Paula Austin is featured […]

50.3 What Was Black Studies?

Black lives matter. Black thought matters. Black writing matters. Black writing about Black lives matters. Black scholarship, criticism, and research matter. Black memory matters, Black history perhaps most of all. These words have been the credo of The Black Scholar from the apocalyptic year of 1969 to the, well, apocalyptic year of 2020. And so, […]

50.2, At the Limits of Desire: Black Radical Pleasure

At the Limits of Desire initiates The Black Scholar’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebration by engaging with Black sexuality studies in order to reimagine the field anew. Guest-editor Kirin Wachter-Grene and TBS Editor-in-Chief Louis Chude-Sokei, along with artists, scholars, pedagogues, kinksters, and sex workers alike both in and out of academia, continue the journal’s mission to cut […]

50.1, Going Imperial

Going Imperial inaugurates the fiftieth volume of The Black Scholar. The issue serves as both a testament to the journal’s longevity and a meditation on the Black intellectual tradition that serves as its raison d’être. At the center of this volume is Jeffrey C. Stewart’s The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, winner of […]

49.4, Black Performance II: Knowing and Being

Black Performance I: Subject and Method collects research that shows how performance can act as an optic and object of study. The authors’ diverse subjects reveal resonances of the past in performance in music and movement, poetry, media, art, museums, memory, and thought. The research in Black Performance II: Knowing and Being further demonstrates the […]

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 […]