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Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

RCHA Black Bodies Seminar Series Spring

directed by Marisa Fuentes (Women and Gender Studies & History, Rutgers)  and Bayo Holsey (History, Rutgers)

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings held 10--12:00pm
Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, Room 6051
(lunch will be served following Tuesday morning seminars)

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30 – Meagan Wierda (History, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "Habeus Corpus: Fugitivity and Physiognomy in the Case of John Bolding"


6 - Brittney Cooper (Women's and Gender Studies & Africana Studies, Rutgers) - "The Future of Black Studies (in Theory)"

13 - Nikol Alexander-Floyd (Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers) - "Me Too? Black Women, Melodrama, and Sexual Harassment"

20 - Kali Gross (History, Rutgers) - "Murderess: African American Womanhood, Violence, and Sovereignty" 

27 - Edward Ramsamy (Africana Studies, Rutgers) - " Neoliberal Violence in South Africa: The Case of the 2012 Marikana Massacre"


6 - Alexandria Smith (Women's and Gender Studies, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "Blackness (from) Elsewhere: Space and Narrative in Black Diasporic Writing"

No Seminar (Spring Break)

20 - Carter Mathes - (English, Rutgers) - "The Acoustics of Unfreedom"

27Pamela Walker (History, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "Cracks in the Closed Society: Rural Black Women, Anti-Poverty Networks and the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement"


3 - Beatrice Adams (History, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "Writing Return into the Great Migration Narrative"

10 - Rachel Devlin (History, Rutgers) - "The Disappeared: Young Black Women and Interracial Sexuality in the Post World War II Era"

17 - Bernard Lombardi (American Studies, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "Hetero-transnationalism; Queer Diaspora: the Child as Excess in Adichie's Americanah"

24 - Naomi Extra (American Studies, Graduate Student, Rutgers) - "The Aesthetics of Titillation: Sex-Positive Black Feminism and the Writing of Red Jordan Arobateau"

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