Current Fellows

2021-2022 Fellows

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Dwight Andrews

Professor of Music Theory and African American Music, Emory University
2021-2022: Hutchins Fellow
Dwight Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of... Read more about Dwight Andrews
Susanna Ashton

Susanna Ashton

Professor of English, Clemson University
Spring 2022: W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow
Susanna Ashton is Professor of English at Clemson University. Her research explores notions of authentication and identity in narratives of slavery and... Read more about Susanna Ashton
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David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London
2021-2022: Image of the Black Archive & Library Fellow

David Bindman is Emeritus Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College London. Author of many distinguished...

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Adoulou N. Bitang

Head of the Office of Cultural Clubs at the Directorate of Students Affairs, University of Douala
2021-2022: Edmond J. Safra/Hutchins Center Joint Fellow
Adoulou N. Bitang is Head of the Office of Cultural Clubs at the Directorate of Students Affairs of the University of Douala, Cameroon. In residence... Read more about Adoulou N. Bitang
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Michael Burawoy

Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
2021-2022: Hutchins Fellow
Michael Burawoy is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. In residence as a Hutchins Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year... Read more about Michael Burawoy
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Mark Jon Burford

R. P. Wollenberg Professor of Music, Reed College
Spring 2022: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Mark Jon Burford is the R. P. Wollenberg Professor of Music at Reed College. In residence as a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow for Spring 2022,... Read more about Mark Jon Burford
Sekou Cooke

Sekou Cooke

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Syracuse University
2021-2022: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow

Sekou Cooke is an architect, researcher, educator, and curator born in Jamaica and based in Charlotte, NC. He is the newly appointed Director of the...

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Kathryn de Luna

Kathryn de Luna

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University
2021-2022: Shelia Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

Kathryn de Luna is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. An historian trained in comparative historical...

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Rita Freed

Rita Freed

John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair Emerita of the Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2021-2022: Richard D. Cohen Fellow

Rita Freed is the John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair Emerita of the Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the...

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Marwa Ghazali

Marwa Ghazali

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, Central Washington University
2021-2022: Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Fellow

Marwa Ghazali is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Central Washington University. A cultural and medical...

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Silyane Larcher

Silyane Larcher

Research Fellow in Political Science, French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
2021-2022: Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Fellow

Born and educated in Martinique, Silyane Larcher is a tenured research fellow in political science at the French National Center for Scientific Research (...

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Tadiwanashe F. Madenga

Tadiwanashe F. Madenga

Doctoral Candidate in African and African American Studies, Harvard University
2021-2022: Dorothy Porter & Charles Harris Wesley Fellow with support from the J. D. Manyika Fellowshp Fund
Tadiwa Madenga is a PhD candidate in African and African American Studies and English at Harvard University. Her areas of interest include media theory,... Read more about Tadiwanashe F. Madenga
Wendel Patrick

Wendel Patrick

Assistant Professor at The Peabody Music Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University
2021-2022: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow

Wendel Patrickhas been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine, as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore...

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Tanya Saunders

Tanya L. Saunders

Associate Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida
Spring 2022: Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow

Tanya L. Saunders is Associate Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. In residence as a Mark Claster...

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James Smethurst

James Smethurst

Professor at the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2021-2022: Stuart Hall Fellow

James Smethurst is Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author...

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Aurora Vergara-Figueroa

Aurora Vergara-Figueroa

Associate Professor of Sociology, Universidad Icesi, Colombia
Fall 2021: Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow
Aurora Vergara-Figueroa is an Afrocolombian scholar who holds a PhD of Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2016, she was nominated as... Read more about Aurora Vergara-Figueroa