Fellows Program

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.


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John Ataguba

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Cape Town
Comparative Political Economy of Health Sector Reforms: Lesson for South Africa from the United States
Mandela Mellon Fellow
Spring 2017

 
 
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Abidemi Babalola

Doctorate in Anthropology from Rice University
The Early Glass Working Industry at Igbo Olokun, Ile-Ife Nigeria
McMillan-Stewart Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
 
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David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London
The Image of the Black in Africa and Asia
Image of the Black Archive & Library
Fellow

Fall 2016

 
 
 
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Christian Ayne Crouch

Associate Professor of Historical Studies and American Studies at Bard College
Queen Victoria's Captives
Hutchins Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
 
 
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Petrina Dacres

Head of the Art History Department at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performance Arts in Kingston, Jamaica
Art and Historicity: The Commemorative Public Image in Postcolonial Jamaica
Stuart Hall Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
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Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University
Racialized Sexuality and Gender Representations in Hiphop and Anime
Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow
Fall 2016

 
 
 
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Nikki A. Greene

Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Art Department at Wellesley College
Rhythms of Glue, Grease, Grime, and Glitter: The Body in Contemporary African American Art
Richard D. Cohen Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
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Shaun Harper

Professor of Education and Africana Studies as well as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of
Pennsylvania

Black Undergraduate Men at Public Colleges and Universities: A National Report Card
College Board Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

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Thomas Healy

Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law
School

Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia
Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Fall 2016

 
 
 
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Al-Yasha Ilhaam

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Spelman College
Slavery through the Discipline of Philosophy
United Negro College Fund Mellon
Fellow

Spring 2017

 
 
 
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John Jennings

Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, University of California Riverside
Remixing The Trap: Race, Space, and the Speculative South
Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow
Spring 2017

 
 
 
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Adrienne Kennedy

Playwright
Discovering What A Writer is: Exploration of 1929 Atlanta University Scrapbook of my mother Etta Hawkins
After Wole Soyinka, Kennedy is the second (non-resident) Hutchins Family Fellow at the Du Bois Research Institute.
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
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Marixa Lasso

Associate Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia
The Lost Towns of the Canal Zone
Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Fall 2016

 
 
 
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Márcia Lima

Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo
Brazil's Racial Inequalities and Regional Variations: Recent Changes and Age-old Challenges
Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellow
Fall 2016

 
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Treva Lindsey

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University
Hear Our Screams: A Contemporary History of State and State Sanctioned Violence Against Black Women and Girls
Research on Women and Girls of Color Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

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Xolela Mangcu

Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town
Projects on Harold Washington and Nelson Mandela
Harry Oppenheimer Fellow
Fall 2016

 
 
 
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Ivor Miller

Senior Lecturer at Bassey Andah Institute for African and Asian Studies at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Cuban Lukumí Bàtá: Ajúbà to Oba Ilu
Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
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Ingrid Monson

Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
The Blurred Lines Infringement Case: Copyright and African American Music
Hutchins Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
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Jacqueline Rivers

Ph.D. in African American Studies and Sociology from Harvard University
The Power of Racial Socialization: A Form of Non-Elite Cultural Capital
Hutchins Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
 
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Lorena Rizzo

Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Bielefeld, Germany
Shades of Difference:  Photography and the Grammar of Race in Southern Colonial Africa
Oppenheimer Fellow
2016-2017 Academic Year

 
 
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Candacy Taylor

Author and cultural documentarian
Sites of Sanctuary: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Spring 2017

 
 
 
 

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