Monday, March 23, 4:30pm
Tanisha C. Ford
"Violence at Desmond's Hip City: Olive Morris, Gender Politics, and Soul Power in London"
Tanisha C. Ford is an assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, Fall 2015). Ford's research uncovers how and why black women in the United States, England, and South Africa used fashion as a tool of cultural-political expression and as a form of resistance to state-sanctioned violence. She has published and forthcoming articles in the Journal of Southern History, Black Camera, The Black Scholar, and NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Her research has been supported by institutions including: the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Center for Black Music Research, the University of London, and the Organization of American Historians. She is also invested in digital feminisms and serves as a contributing editor at the Feminist Wire (dot com). Her cultural commentary has been featured in The New Yorker, The Root, NPR, News One, and Fuse. She earned a Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S. History from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2011.
Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
"The Long Arm of the Past: Historical Roots of American Punitiveness"
William Jelani Cobb
"The Historian in the Public Square"
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 8pm
Co-sponsored with the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series
Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, 126 College Avenue
For more information: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 4:30pm
RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue
Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Brown University
"To Breathe New Air": Lelia Gonzalez's Feminist Formulation of an Amefricanidade [American Africanness]"
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology, 2005) is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and specializes in the critical study of race, gender, and politics in the Americas with a particular focus on black women's activism, urban geography and questions of citizenship, feminist theories, intellectual history and disciplinary formations, and the interrelationship between scholarship, pedagogy, and political engagement. She has conducted extensive research in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.
Professor Perry recently completed an ethnographic study of black women's activism in Brazilian cities by examining their participation and leadership in neighborhood associations and how and in what ways the interpretations of racial and gender identities intersect with urban spaces. She is currently working on two research projects. She is engaged in a study which documents and analyzes the historical paradox of citizenship and black land ownership and loss in Brazil, Jamaica, and the United States. She is also working on a multi-lingual and transnational exploration of black women's political work in Latin America by critically examining how black women mobilize political movements across borders and how they understand themselves as agents in creating a diasporic community.
Black Atlantic Seminar Series Fall 2014
September 29 & 30
two events featuring
Melanie J. Newton
Kennetta Hammond Perry
The Color of Sound: Race and the Politics of Authenticity
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 4:30pm
RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue
Laura Rosanne Adderley (Tulane University)
Associate Professor, Department of History, Tulane University
"Writing African, Atlantic, Anti-Slavery Biography from British Military Records: the Case of West India Regiment Soldiers Stationed at Havana"
Laura Rosanne Adderley specializes in the history of the African Diaspora; the Atlantic Slave Trade; black enslavement in the Americas; Caribbean history; and African-American history.
Wednesday, April 6, 6pm
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Cheri Honkala (Anti-Poverty/Human Rights Activist)
"A Song in the Fire: Women Organizing in Frontline Communities"
Cheri Honkala, internationally recognized poverty and human rights advocate, is founder of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and former U.S. vice presidential candidate for the Green Party. Honkala co-organized the 2015 U.S. Social Forum and the 2013 World Court of Women on Poverty in Philadelphia; in 2011, she ran for sheriff of Philadelphia, on a platform of ending evictions of families from their homes. Honkala has been named Ms. magazine’s Woman of the Year, and Mother Jones’s “Hellraiser of the Month.”
Co-sponsored by American Studies, The Institute for Women's Leadership, the Black Atlantic Seminar, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women
Wednesday, April 13, 4:30pm
Brower Commons, Rooms A&B (2nd Floor), 145 College Avenue
"Visualizing Abolition: Integrating Historial GIS into the Liberated Africans Project"
The Black Atlantic Seminar Speakers Series Spring 2014
Black Women’s Lives
April 3, 2014, 4:30 pm |
In Search Of One Of 'The Greatest Thinkers Of The Black Race': Writing the Biography Of Fannie Barrier Williams
Wanda Hendricks (History, University of South Carolina) RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue, New Brunswick
April 17, 12pm
Graduate Student Lunch with Tiffany Gill and Amrita Myers, Rutgers Ph.D.s, published authors and tenured professors, to discuss with current students their recent experiences in academe
Van Dyck 301, lunch will be provided
April 17, 2014, 4:30 pm
Hidden in Plain Sight: Black Women and the Challenge of Biography
Amrita Myers (History, Indiana University-Bloomington)
Fashioning Black Cosmopolitans: The Henderson Travel Agency and the Making of Black Global Citizens
Tiffany Gill (History, University of Delaware)
RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue, New Brunswick
April 28, 2014, 4:30 pm |
Black Women’s Lives and Activism: A Conversation
Farah Jasmin Griffin (History, Columbia University) and Ruth Feldstein (History, Rutgers-Newark)
Pane Room, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick