|Current News and Events
Carol Anderson, "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide"
Africana Studies Distinguished Lecture
Monday, March 6, 2017
Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St., Medford, MA 02155
Carol Anderson, Human and civil rights advocate and expert on
African American history and 20th century politics is Charles
Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.
Professor Anderson's research and teaching focus on public policy;
particularly the ways that domestic and international policies
intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in
the United States.
Presented by the Africana Studies Program, the Africana Center,
the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora,
the Department of History, the Department of Political Science,
the Department of Sociology, and the Peace and Justice Studies Program.
From One Drop to One Percent: The Impact of
DNA Ancestry Tests on the Worldview of White Supremacists,
A Lecture by Joan Donovan (UCLA)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Art Center, 40 Talbot Avenue
Advances in population genetics and the direct-to-consumer marketing
of DNA ancestry tests are challenging how groups fashion and maintain
their identities. Most commonly, researchers focus on how Native
Americans and African Americans’ identities are co-constructed through
these new scientific narratives of history and human evolution.
Until now though, few have looked at how white people use these
tests to generate a sense of belonging to a group. As well, no one
has taken on this controversial question: How do white supremacists
understand and mobilize around this new genetic science?
Co-sponsored by Science, Technology, & Society, Anthropology,
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, WGSS.
The Tufts African American Freedom Trail Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Black Boston
Friday, March 31, 2017
11:00am-6:00pm (including optional bus tour)
This campus and community-wide symposium is open to the public
and will feature students, faculty, and community members engaged
in the African American Freedom Trail Project at Tufts University.
Detailed schedule and panel information to follow.
Sponsored by Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Africana Center.
Welcome, Domonique Johnson A'10, Africana Center Program Manager
The Africana Center is thrilled to announce a new
addition to our staff, Domonique Johnson A'10, who
will join us as Program Manager.
Thank you, Carl Onubogu
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Carl Onubogu A'09
who has served as Interim Program Manager since November, 2016.
His leadership and contributions to the mission and operation of
the Africana Center and commitment to the undergraduate student's
experience have been invaluable during this time of transition.
He will continue in his role through the month of March on a part-time basis.