The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research Announces its Ninth 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 at Harvard University has announced the 2021-2022 class of fellows.
“We are happy to welcome an extraordinary cohort of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” says Gates. “We look forward to an inspiring range of projects next academic year. The spiritual capacity of jazz; art and race in the 19th century; bioethical constraint on technoscience; the life of a fugitive slave and sparse archives; W. E. B. Du Bois and the revitalization of sociology; hiphop, technology, and architecture; the musical thought of Du Bois; comparative historical linguistics, African Atlantic intellectual history, and modernity; a multimedia, interactive project on Ancient Nubia; necropolitics and living-death in Cairo; Afrofeminism and assimilation in France; the Zimbabwe International Book Fair and sexual politics; the history of Hiphop production; Brazilian Black queer artivists and decolonization; the prehistory of British Black Arts; and the state of Afro-Colombia Studies are among the topics that the 2021-2022 Class of Fellows will be addressing at the W. E. B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”