Africana Studies: Future of the Field Conference

UPenn Department of Africana Studies

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In October 2013, the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Africana Studies co-sponsored an interdisciplinary conference, “Africana Studies: Future of the Field.” The conference was held to commemorate the July 2012 founding of Penn’s new Department of Africana Studies.

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“Knowledge Production and the Fetish of Theory”

Imani Perry identifies three “challenges” facing the future of the field—what she alliterated as “markets, methods, and movement”—and encouraged her colleagues to “reimagine academia as a collaborative enterprise rather than a competitive sport.”

Africana Studies: Future of the Field Conference

UPenn Department of Africana Studies

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