Center for Africana Studies programs reflect our commitment to meaningful scholarship for the academy and the public—scholarship that has an impact on national, cultural, policy, and scholarly discourses.


Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
Jan 25, 2023 at -

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of The 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.…

Digital Humanities & Black Digital Heritage

Featuring Dorothy Berry
Jan 19, 2023 at -

Dorothy Berry is a Digital Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and she is a leading voice in Black Digital Humanities and Black Cultural Heritage. Her talk will address…

Penn Alumni Reading Club with Akira Drake Rodriguez

Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta's Public Housing
Dec 1, 2022 at -

Join author and Weitzman School of Design Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez for an interactive online discussion of her new book Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta's Public Housing…

A Reading By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Co-hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and the Kelly Writers House With additional support from the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Nov 29, 2022 at -

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (GR'12) is the author of the short story collection Blue Talk and Love (2015), winner of the Judith Markowitz Award for Fiction from Lambda Literary; The Poetics of Difference:…