Wlamyra Albuquerque is Professor of History at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. She earned a Doctorate in Social History at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil. She is the co-editor of Afro-Asia Review. She is also the co-author with Walter Fraga Filho of O jogo da dissimulação. Abolição e cidadania negra no Brasil ( The Game of Dissimulation: Abolition and Black Citizenship in Brazil).
The Fellows Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. With a record of supporting more than 300 Fellows since its founding, the Institute has arguably done more in its short existence to ensure the scholarly development of African and African American Studies than any other pre-doctoral or post-doctoral program in the United States.