African Studies Partners
The Department of African and African American Studies brings together scholars and scholarship from many disciplines to explore the histories, societies, and cultures of African and African-descended people. The field of African and African American Studies is not only interdisciplinary but also comparative and cross-cultural. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as secondary fields for undergraduates. AAAS is also home to the Harvard African Language Program.
The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research is
the nation’s oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history
and culture of Africans and African Americans. The Institute awards up to
twenty fellowships annually to scholars at various stages of their careers
in the fields covering the broad expanse of the African Diaspora. The Du
Bois Institute’s research projects and visiting fellows form the vital
nucleus around which revolve a stimulating array of lecture series, art
exhibitions, readings, conferences, and archival and publication projects.