The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. It seeks to stimulate scholarly engagement in African and African American studies both at Harvard and beyond, and to increase public awareness and understanding of this vital field of study. As the preeminent research center in the field, the Hutchins Center sponsors visiting fellows, art exhibitions, publications, research projects, archives, readings, conferences, and new media initiatives that respond to and excite interest in established and emerging channels of inquiry in African and African American research.


Sheldon Cheek

Senior Curatorial Associate, Image of the Black Archive & Library

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Advisory Board

  • Glenn H. Hutchins, Chair
  • Richard D. Cohen, Vice Chair
  • Debra Tanner Abell
  • Peggy Ackerberg
  • Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn
  • Bennett Ashley
  • Frank and Carol Biondi
  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • Gaston Caperton
  • Kenneth I. Chenault
  • Virgis Colbert
  • Ethelbert Cooper
  • Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.
  • R. Brandon Fradd
  • Nancy Garvey
  • Richard Gilder
  • Nicole Parent Haughey
  • Jeremy Henderson
  • Ben Horowitz
  • Lewis P. Jones III
  • Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein
  • Robert McG. Lilley
  • Joanna Lipper
  • Michael Lynton
  • Kay M. Madati
  • James Manyika
  • Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron
  • Henry and Celia McGee
  • Raymond J. McGuire
  • Rory Millson
  • Clare Muñana
  • Donald E. and Susan Newhouse
  • Peter Norton
  • Adebayo Ogunlesi
  • E. Stanley O’Neal
  • Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer
  • Geryl T. Pearl
  • Richard L. Plepler
  • Andrew Ramroop
  • Steve Rattner
  • Lynda Resnick
  • Danny Rimer
  • Daniel and Joanna Rose
  • Daryl Roth
  • David Roux
  • Douglas E. Schoen
  • Larry E. Thompson
  • George T. Wein
  • Davis Weinstock
  • Candace King Weir
  • Linden Havemeyer Wise

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