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Department of Black Studies Announces Name Change

This month, Georgetown’s board of directors approved a name change: The Department of African American Studies is now known as the Department of Black Studies. “As knowledge…

February 29, 2024


Dayo F. Gore Named 2023 Freedom Scholar

Dayo F. Gore, an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies, has been named a 2023 Freedom Scholar by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. The prize, which…

September 27, 2023


Anita Gonzalez Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gonzalez is a professor of performing arts and African American studies and a widely respected scholar and thinker. Gonzalez co-founded and co-leads Georgetown’s Racial…

April 20, 2023


Soyica Colbert Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Soyica Colbert, former interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in theatre arts and performance studies, which will support the…

April 12, 2023


Did the Suffragist Movement Rely on Racism? New Play Explores Hidden History

“Once I read the script, I saw that Jennifer had included these puppeteered hats, which functioned as a Greek chorus commenting on each side of the debate that Ida B. Wells…

November 4, 2022


Professor Soyica Colbert receives ATHE’s Award for Outstanding Book

Professor Soyica Colbert received the Outstanding Book Award for her monograph Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry (Yale University Press, 2021) from the…

July 27, 2022


Professor Amani Morrison Conducting New Research on the Kitchenettes of Great Migration-Era Chicago

Amani Morrison, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, is bringing attention to a crucial part of Black history: the significance of the kitchenette…

April 14, 2022


Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Race and U.S. Politics with Georgetown Professor

Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates recently visited Georgetown and spoke to students in Gaston Hall. The screenwriter, novelist, essayist and journalist reflected on his body…

April 5, 2022


Georgetown Alumna Selected to Host Washington Week

From Miami, FL, Alcindor majored in English and government and minored African American studies while at Georgetown. She was also actively involved in the Baker Scholars Program,…

July 15, 2021


Alumnus Accepted to Inaugural Cohort That Will Train Next Generation of Civil Rights Lawyers

Kendell Long (C’19) was chosen as part of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (LDF) inaugural 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program ). …

June 4, 2021