Africology and African American Studies PhD alumnus Ibram Kendi, CLA '10, has been named to one of the 2021 MacArthur Foundation's Genius Awards!

Of the 21 people receiving the $625,000 award, Dr. Kendi is considered the most well-known because of his book, How to be an Antiracist, which has sold more than two million copies.  

Dr. Kendi has become, by virtue of his publications and $10 million no-strings-attached gift from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, the most visible scholar in the field of Africology.

We salute Ibram Kendi, who has always remembered his former department.