I liked every single minute of my time here. I liked the staff professionalism, the Wednesday lunches and colloquium; the various events.
I had a wonderful time. I thought the fellowship struck a great balance between independent work and group activities. I could not have asked for more or better. I want to thank the staff in particular for being so attentive and nice, and Skip for setting a wonderful tone.
There were plenty of opportunities to engage other scholars and Harvard, and Skip was incredibly generous with his time.
I liked the office space, the proximity to the library, and the many opportunities to informally swap work with.
I really enjoyed time with the fellows, and the food!
On the Fellows’ Colloquia: These were the most informative, educational and well-presented talks I have ever come across in a scholarly community.
I had the opportunity to attend amazing events.
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research Announces its Sixth Class of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, welcomes twenty-three Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.
“We are happy to welcome yet another class of scholars and artists engaged in timely and exciting work,” says Gates. “Images of the Black in Latin America and the Caribbean, political rap music and racial attitudes, Black women’s root-working traditions, Black mariners and eighteenth-century slavery, a novel about 9th Cavalry Buffalo soldiers, Ancient Egypt and race in visual culture, the origins of convict leasing, the gender politics of Black publishing, and Caribbean youth and police surveillance are among the extraordinary, important projects which the incoming fellows will be pursuing and presenting at the W. E. B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”