Africana Studies: Future of the Field Conference

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”

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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.”

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