W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute

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 Afro-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.

About W.E.B. DuBois

DuBois

Scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer, was born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Silvina Burghardt, a domestic worker, and Alfred Du Bois, a barber and itinerant laborer.

In later life Du Bois made a close study of his family origins, weaving them rhetorically and conceptually—if not always accurately—into almost everything he wrote.

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W. E. B. Du Bois Fellows

Bindman

David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London
Fall 2018: Image of the Black in Western Art Fellow
David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London. As the Image of the Black in Western Art Fellow for Fall 2018, he will... Read more about David Bindman
Kinitra Brooks

Kinitra Brooks

Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University
2018-2019: Advancing Equity Through Research Fellow

Kinitra Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the...

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Fellows Program

Apply

The 2019-2020 fellowship application is now available. Deadline: January 17, 2019.

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Fellows Guide

Welcome to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center!  Here is some information pertaining to your stay.

Guide

Colloquium

Our weekly colloquia meet Wednesdays at 12:00pm in the Thompson Room.

Event Calendar