Upcoming Event: Afro-LatinX: Then and Now

“Afro-LatinX: Then and Now” Tuesday, Dec. 8 | 6–7:00 PM EST Given the current crises of race and immigration in America in and around the COVID-19 pandemic and state-sponsored xenophobia, Michael Birenbaum Quintero and Trent Masiki, moderated by Angélica María Sánchez Barona, will engage the complexities of Afro-LatinX identities and cultural production in this context. What are the different histories […]

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 […]

AFAM Survival Guide: Volume 2 Launch

After the overwhelming amount of positive feedback received in response to the “Quarantine Survival Guide,” we decided to make it a permanent feature of the Program! The AFAM Survival Guide is a bi-monthly collection of literature, art, recipes, and perspectives from the AFAM Studies Community. The premier issue of the second volume is available to […]

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 […]

AFAM Studies Minor Founds BIPOC Mental Health Collective at BU

This summer, Psychology major and AFAM Studies minor Kesha Perkins (CAS ’21) founded the BIPOC Mental Health Collective at Boston University. The student collective serves both as a safe space for minority students to engage in positive mental health practices and as an agent for change within BU’s on-campus mental health resource center. “I organized […]

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 & […]