scholarship at the service of emancipation & liberation


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abouT The Network

The Du Boisian Scholars Network (DBSN)  is an organization composed of scholars and activists working in the tradition pioneered by W.E.B. Du Bois. The Network is rooted in sociology and welcomes others who share its goals. Seeking to enact emancipatory change both within and beyond the academy, we advance a critical intellectual agenda, collaborate with communities and movements, and create scholarly support systems for this work. Please explore our frequently asked questions for further information.

2019 National Convening

May 3-5, 2019
Brown University

We invite you to join us on May 3 - 5 - 2019 at Brown University (Providence, RI) for the second national convening of the Du Boisian Scholar Network. The program is available HERE.

Registration is now closed.

Throughout the weekend, participants can use the hashtag #DBSN19 on social media platforms. The public wifi is provided by Brown University and is open to all participants. Step-by-step instructions can be accessed HERE.

To learn more about the land and histories upon which this convening is held, please read Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report and explore Native Lands to identify some of the indigenous land claims throughout what is now Canada and the US. We will also offer a Black History walking tour of Brown and Providence on Friday afternoon, prior to registration (rain or shine).

We are grateful for the generous support of Brown University’s Office of the Provost, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology, and Swearer Center.


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