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, has welcomed twenty-four Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.

“We are delighted to welcome one of our most distinguished and diverse classes of W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” says Gates. “Photography and racial mapping in South Africa and Namibia, American rhetoric about the tropics of Panama and the depopulation of the Canal Zone, early glass manufacturing in Nigeria, Afro Asia and Hip Hop, commemorative monuments in postcolonial Jamaica, copyright and African American music, and sanctuary and “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” are among the exciting projects which the 2016-2017 Class of Fellows will be pursuing at the W.E.B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”

Originally founded in 1975 as the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of up to one academic year in a variety of fields within African and African American Studies. Now at the heart of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the institute’s fellowship program accepts established and emerging scholars from both the humanities and social sciences and occasionally from fields such as engineering and the medical sciences. Fellows are participants in a range of activities including colloquia, public conferences, lectures, readings, and workshops.

For the full list of the 2016-2017 Hutchins Center Fellows, follow the link below.

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