In Ayodele Casel's video series, "Diary of a Tap Dancer, v. 6: Us," performers talk about what's on their minds—and dance a little too.
Activists, scholars, and artists at the forefront of the anti-racist movement say that symbols can be an easy out for powerful institutions still resistant to undoing systemic inequalities. But taken as a whole, the growing collection of fallen symbols is a sign of true progress.
Shirley Graham Du Bois’ "lost opera" tells the diaspora story of African Americans. Originally performed in 1932, it is being reproduced and restored to its rightful place in history.
The Radcliffe Institute hosted “Naming Racism,” a discussion focused on identifying the historic and ongoing social roots of racism denial, and strategies for raising awareness.
Radcliffe Professor Erica Chenoweth's research suggests that nonviolent civil resistance is far more successful in creating broad-based change than violent campaigns.
Medical News Today looks at the racialized impact that COVID-19 has on black communities in the United States, using expert opinions and rounding up the available evidence.
The incoming class includes a cartoonist developing a health care–themed comic book; an astronomer interrogating the mysteries of cosmic acceleration; and a poet whose new collection will elevate the experiences of black women.
“A substantial share of those currently on temporary layoff are likely to become permanent job losers. We need to plan for this,” says Harvard economist Lawrence F. Katz.
“There is no question that COVID-19 will drive food insecurity into the mainstream,” says Harvard public health policy researcher Sara Bleich.
At Radcliffe Day 2020, current and former deans discuss the Institute’s past and future.
Christina Warinner and an international team provide some of the earliest genetic glimpses of the movement and mingling of peoples in West Asia 8,500 years ago.
"COVID-19 detrimentally impacts people with addiction and people in pain, making vulnerable people even more vulnerable," says sociologist Liz Chiarello.
Harvard College senior Jordan Villegas hears the call of the archives as a Radcliffe Institute researcher.
Historian Liette Gidlow RI '20 speaks on the tension between in-person voting and public health as American states scramble to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Esra Akcan RI '20, a professor in Cornell's Department of Architecture, answers questions as part of a series on the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust many of our activities into cyberspace, Fran Berman RI ’20 discusses the need for comprehensive privacy protections, better security standards, and a national discussion about when surveillance is acceptable.
Harvard experts, including Radcliffe's Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Kaia Stern, warn of rapid spread amid crowded conditions and large numbers of older inmates with chronic conditions.
The Radcliffe Institute hosted an online discussion with Mary T. Bassett and Khalil Gibran Muhammad about the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on poorer Americans and communities of color.
The Institute’s 53 fellows vacated their offices in Byerly Hall in March, but their work continues in an unofficial capacity—via Zoom, like so many other activities during quarantine.
Camara Jones RI '20 and other Harvard specialists say the pandemic exacerbates longstanding inequities in American society.
A new University-wide initiative deepening the exploration of Harvard’s historical ties to enslavement is difficult but vital work, says the program chair, Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.
The Library continues to broaden its collections with a focus on materials pertaining to Asian American women.