Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. With a record of supporting more than 300 Fellows since its founding, the Institute has arguably done more in its short existence to ensure the scholarly development of African and African American Studies than any other pre-doctoral or post-doctoral program in the United States.

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Angela Ards

2011-2012: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

The Ethics of Self-Fashioning in Contemporary Black Women's Autobiography

John Ataguba

Spring 2017: Mandela Mellon Fellow

Comparative Political Economy of Health Sector Reforms: Lesson for South Africa from the United States

Mia L. Bagneris

2007-2008: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

Local Colors: Interracial Sexuality and the Mixed-Race Body in the Caribbean Canvases of Agostino Brunias

Abongwe Bangeni

Fall 2013: Mandela Mellon Fellow

Black South African students’ engagement with legal cases: Making the tacit explicit in academic law

Franco Barchiesi

2014-2015: Larry Donnell Andrews Fellowship

Liberal State Formation, Racialization, and Labor Regimes across the Atlantic, 1890s-1920s

Celeste-Marie Bernier

Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow, Spring 2010

The “Slave Ship Imprint:” The Body, Memory and Representation in Fifty Years of African American and Black British Visual Arts 1960-2010

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David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London
The Image of the Black in Latin America and the Caribbean 
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Fall 2017


Floretta Boonzaier

Fall 2015: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

Fall 2009: Mandela Fellow

Reading the past in the present: Historicizing Violence Against Women in South Africa

Mathias Bös

Fall 2007: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

Race and Ethnicity – The History of Two Concepts in American Sociology

Todd Carmody

Fall 2010: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow

Slow Moves the Pageant: Enabling Fictions of Race and Nation in American Literature

Jenni Case

Fall 2011: Mandela Mellon Fellow

Cracking the Code: Widening Access to Science and Engineering Education for a New Generation of Students

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