Media Inquiries

The faculty of the Department of African American Studies are considered among the foremost experts on topics related to race in the United States. Faculty members are regularly featured in documentaries, asked to comment as a guests on television and radio programs, and invited to deliver keynote addresses and talks for a range of conferences and gatherings.

If you would like to make an inquiry or request of a faculty member, it is best to reach out to the faculty member directly.

Please see the list of core faculty on the faculty pages.

In some cases, if you are unsure of what expert meets your request, media specialist Allison Bland will be able to facilitate a conversation with the faculty member closest to your topic of inquiry.

If you are seeking to reach Cornel West, please do not contact the department, but instead take note of his assistant’s details below:

MARIA COLE
Executive Assistant to Cornel West
mcole@uts.columbia.edu

Latest in the AAS 21 Repertoire

Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture
Hortense Spillers
Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging
Dionne Brand
Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

Upcoming Events

Bobby McFerrin, "CIRCLESONGS"
Sep 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept
Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
i am my ancestors’ wildest dreams: contemporary cultures of black impossibility
Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Amanda Seales Performs
Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Anita Hill Lecture
Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm