Save the Date | Black Media Symposium

Black Media: Reflecting on the Past and Reimagining the Future is a day-long symposium created to highlight Black media professionals and their innovative and important work in the journalism, PR, marketing, advertising, and film industries.The symposium speakers have broken barriers in their fields, amplified Black voices and stories, and navigated the challenges that still exist for Black storytellers […]

Upcoming Event : LGBTQIA+ Activism in Africa and the Diaspora

BU ASC Webinar | LGBTQIA+ Activism in Africa and the Diaspora: Transnational Perspectives on Community and Solidarity Join BU African Studies Center and Diversity & Inclusion for a Zoom panel discussion featuring activists and scholars involved in activism and organizing around LGBTQIA+ communities and rights across the African continent and diaspora. Panelists will discuss: What […]

Upcoming Event: African American Art History: Present Coordinates

Symposium: African American Art History: Present Coordinates Dates: Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th, 2022 Location: All programming will be in-person on the Charles River Campus, Boston University For more information visit here Boston University’s Department of the History of Art & Architecture is pleased to present African American Art History: Present Coordinates, a […]

Upcoming Event: The Filipino Subjunctive

Wednesday, September 28th | 2:30-4:00 PM The Filipino Subjunctive: History & Nation in a Provisional Mood A Talk with Dr. Adrian De Leon Location: School of Theology, Room B19, 745 Commonwealth Avenue Adrian De Leon is a historian and poet in Los Angeles, where he is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the […]

Upcoming Event Series: American Studies for the Future

American Studies for the Future Presented by the American & New England Studies Program Co-sponsored by BU Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Faculty/Humanities, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, African American Studies, Department of English, Department of History November 8, 2022 2:00 PM: Seminar with Andrew Robichaud (BU History) […]

Upcoming Event: Black2BU Student & Alumni Reception

Join us Friday, September 30th at 4-6 PM for the second-annual Black2BU event! Come mingle with current students & alumni and enjoy Nigerian food. We will have live performances of Caribbean music by Baba Ngida Band led by Professor Michael Birenbaum Quintero and Dzidzor. Dzidzor (Jee-Jaw) is Ga-Ewe folklore performing artist, community archivist, and curator. […]

You are Cordially Invited to our Freshmen Welcome Event

  The African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program is happy to announce the Freshmen Welcome Event on September 16th 2022 from 5 PM – 7 PM at 138 Mountfort Street Brookline, MA 02446. All are welcome for this fun filled event where you can network with students and professors and enjoy West African and […]

Read Online: Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei in AFAR Magazine

Read AFAM Studies Director Louis Chude-Sokei’s article, For One Traveler, London’s Carnival Becomes an Unexpected Home, in AFAR magazine. Dr. Chude-Sokei discusses his experiences at London’s Notting Hill Carnival. “I was born in Nigeria, raised in Jamaica, and lived most of my life in America. I like to say I’m half Nigerian, half Jamaican, and […]

Save the Date | Arts & Social Justice Panel & Blackbird, Fly

Arts & Social Justice Panel Thursday, November 17, 2022, | 6:30 PM | Location TBA| (Register Here) Join Bamuthi and local activist artists Dzidzor for a conversation on arts and social justice moderated by André de Quadros. Dzidzor (Jee-Jaw) is African folklore, performing artist, author, and entrepreneur. Didzor’s style of call and response has re-imagined poetry […]