W. E. B. Du Bois Institute


W. E. B. Du Bois Institute

The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research is located at Harvard University and was established in 1969. It is named after W. E. B. Du Bois who was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1895). [ [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_people_dubois.html PBS] ] The Institute awards up to twenty fellowships annually to scholars at various stages in their careers in the fields of African and African American studies to facilitate the writing of doctoral dissertations. The Institute is also invloved in the community through its Martin Luther King, Jr. After-School Program and its W. E. B. Du Bois Society.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the director of the Institute. Gates hosted and co-produced of African American Lives and African American Lives 2 in which the lineage of notable African Americans is traced using genealogical resources and DNA testing.

Faculty Advisory Board

*Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - (Chair of the Board of Advisors) Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies, Chair W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Director
*Professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong - Harvard College Professor and Professor of History and of African and African American Studies (Chair, Committee on African Studies)
*Professor Suzanne Preston Blier - Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and African and African American Studies, Harvard University, Department of African and African American Studies and Department of the History of Art and Architecture
*Professor James I. Cash, Jr. - Harvard Business School (Retired)
*Professor Felton James Earls - Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Harvard Medical School
*Reverend Peter J. Gomes - Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard Divinity School
*Professor Lani Guinier - Bennett Boskey Professor of Law Harvard Law School
*Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham - Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African and African American Studies, Harvard University, American Studies and Department of History
*Professor Linda Hill - Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
*Professor Jennifer Hochschild - Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Harvard University Department of Government
*Professor Caroline M. Hoxby - Department of Economics Harvard University, Harvard College Professorship
*Professor Randall L. Kennedy - Professor of Law Harvard Law School
*Professor Martin L. Kilson, Jr. - Frank G. Thomson Research Professor of Government, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government (Emeritus)
*Florence C. Ladd - Harvard University
*Professor Michele Lamont - Harvard University Department of Sociology
*Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot - Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
*Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. - Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
*Professor Gary Orfield, Professor of Education and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
*Professor Orlando Patterson - John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Harvard University
*Professor Alvin F. Poussaint - Judge Baker Children's Center, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School
*Professor Robert J. Sampson - Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology Harvard University
*Professor Deborah Prothrow-Stith - Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Harvard School of Public Health
*Professor David A. Thomas - H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
*Professor Charles Vert Willie - Harvard Graduate School of Education (Emeritus)
*Professor David B. Wilkins - Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
*Professor Preston N. Williams - Houghton Professor of Theology and Contemporary Change

References

External links

* [http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/index.html The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research ]


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