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.


“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.”

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Upcoming Events

Screening of 'Gook' (2017)
Mar 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown: Art of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians
Apr 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Book Discussion on 'May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem'
Apr 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The AAS James Baldwin Lecture with Brian E. Herrera
Apr 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Shadows of the Prison: 5th Annual SPEAR Conference
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018
Princeton Research Day
May 10, 2018

African American Studies for the 21st Century

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  1. 'The Making of the Modern Black Diaspora' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Joshua Guild 35:17
  2. 'The Pulse of Black Life in the Long 19th Century' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Autumn Womack 30:42
  3. 'Rethinking Empire and Democracy' Reena N. Goldthree, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. 44:49
  4. 'The Formation of Religio-Racial Identity' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Judith Weisenfeld 47:32
  5. 'What Was African American Marriage?' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Tera Hunter 44:59
  6. 'Before Cornel West, After Cornel West' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Cornel West 52:46
  7. 'An Insistence on Not Being Discouraged' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Chika Okeke-Agulu 55:19
  8. 'A Through Line for African American Studies' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Imani Perry 44:07
  9. 'Activism and Risk in the Face of Trump' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Asanni York, Destiny Crockett 43:02
  10. 'Langston Hughes, Religious Thinker' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Wallace Best 45:50
  11. 'Convergences and Dissonance' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Keeanga-Yamahatta Taylor, Naomi Murakawa, & Imani Perry 60:08