2018 United Negro College Foundation (UNCF)/Mellon Programs International Faculty Seminar


Linda Heywood, Ph.D., Professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University, will serve as lead facilitator of the 2018 UNCF/Mellon Programs International Faculty Seminar in Portugal and Spain, July 2-12, 2018. For more information on the faculty seminar, please visit the following page: UNCF/Mellon Programs


“Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen, Researching and Writing about a Life and Memory”

Professor Linda Heywood’s Lecture on Njinga of Angola at the Centro de Historia in Lisbon, Portugal: May 9, 2018 at 6:00pm


The Depiction of Women and Women Leaders in Film, History and Society, March 15, 2018 at 2:30pm

Professor Heywood featured in UN Women event, “The Depiction of Women and Women Leaders in Film, History and Society” taking place Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:30PM.

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Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen Lecture by Professor Linda Heywood, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host Professor Heywood for lecture on her book, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30pm.

Panel Discussion and Book Signing in London

Black Cultural Archives, Monday 3 July 2017 at 6.30 pm for a 7pm start

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Book Signing at the Harvard Bookstore, April 19, 2017

Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research will host Professor Heywood for a discussion of her book, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen at Harvard University. 

Book Signing and Panel Discussion at Boston University, March 15, 2017

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Book Signing at Howard University, February 27, 2017


Book Signing at Jamestown Settlement, February 24, 2017

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Professor Linda Heywood presents “Queen Njinga of Angola: Reflections on Gender, Leadership, and the Place of Women in Politics” at the Jamestown Settlement.

Featured event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

To see the full video click here.

Harvard African Studies Workshop, November 28, 2016


Professor Heywood presented “Njinga and Memory in Colonial and Independent Angola: The Politics of Colonialism, Liberation, and Nation-Building” at the African Studies Workshop in Harvard University.

To see the full video, click here.

“The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History,” September 12, 2013

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Check out Professor Linda Heywood as one of the speakers for “The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics, and History” sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Moderator: Corey Dade

Panelists: Sarah Tishkoff, Linda Heywood, Michael Blakey

Full Video: “Setting the Stage for Understanding Ancestry of African Americans