W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures

W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures

The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures were established in 1981 with funding from the Ford Foundation. Co-sponsored by Harvard University Press, these lectures recognize persons of outstanding achievement who have contributed to our better understanding of African American life, history, and culture. 

Order W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures Published by Harvard University Press

Previous W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures include the following:

2012: Ernest J. Wilson III, "Exclusion and Inequality in Digital Societies: Theories, Evidence, and Strategy"
2012: Sarah Tishkoff, The Genomics of African American Ancestry
2011: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Pragmatic Reconstruction: The Prophetic, the Heroic, and the Democratic
2011: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Racing to Postracialism
2010: Condoleezza Rice, American Foreign Policy and the Black Experience
2010: Kwame Anthony Appiah, The World, The Negro, and Africa: Themes in the Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois
2010: W. J. T. Mitchell, Teachable Moments: Race, Media & Visual Culture
2010: Martin L. Kilson, Jr., Transformational Dynamics in the 20th Century Black Intelligentsia
2009: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Du Bois at Large
2009: Michael C. Dawson, Blacks In and Out of the Left: Past, Present and Future
2009: Robert Stepto, Reading the Classics in the Age of Obama
2009: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Of the Meaning of Progress: Measuring Black Citizenship
2009: Joseph Miller, African and World History
2008: Mahmood Mamdani, Beyond Settlers and Natives
2008: Michael Eric Dyson, Obama and the Presidential Election
2007: Kenneth W. Warren, What Was African American Literature?
2007: Robert Farris Thompson, The Grand Kongo Tradition: Art Histories of Ecstasy and Law
2006: George Fredrickson, Big Enough to be Inconsistent: Slavery and Race in the Thought and Politics of Abraham Lincoln
2006: Paul Gilroy, On The Moral Economy of Blackness in The Twenty-first Century
2004: Manning Marable, Living Black History
2003: Sidney W. Mintz, Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations
2002: John H. McWhorter, African American Experience: Responses to Adversity, Then and Now
2001: Brent Staples, Excavating Race in Mongrel America
2000: Glenn Loury, The Economics and Ethics of Racial Classification
1999: Homi Bhabha, "Quasi-Colonial": Reflections in the Spirit of W. E. B. Du Bois
1998: Arnold Rampersad, Satan and The Souls of Black Folk
1995: Barbara Fields, Humane Letters: The Arts and Duty of the Word
1994: Stuart Hall, Race, Ethnicity, Nation: The Faithful/Fatal Triangle
1993: Hazel Carby, Genealogies of Race, Nation, and Manhood
1992: Cornel West, Being and Blackness: The Struggle Against Nobodiness
1987: Ambassador Donald F. McHenry, The Great Powers and the Third World
1986: Marian Wright Edelman, American Families in Crisis: What Can Be Done?
1984: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., The Legitimization of Racism
1983: Mayor Maynard Jackson, Black Ballots and Southern Politics
1982: Sir W. Arthur Lewis, Some Economic Aspects of Race Relations


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