Focus: African American Studies Response Series Vol. I

Take a look into the inboxes of leading scholars, activists, and artists and follow along as they consider some of the most urgent topics in black life today. This is a project of the Princeton University Department of African American Studies, edited by @jbguild. This series began September 7, 2015.

Welcome to Focus — “Black Lives Matter/Say Her Name”

An ongoing digital conversation with responses from scholars, activists, and artists, including:

Charlene Carruthers, National Director, Black Youth Project 100 (@CharleneCac)

Eddie Glaude, Jr. William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies; Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University (@esglaude)

Che GossettIndependent scholar, archivist and activist (@chegossett)

Joy James, F.C. Oakley 3rd Century Professor, Williams College

Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University (@jmjafrx)

Imani Perry, Hughes Rogers Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University (@imaniperry)

Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University (@KeeangaYahmatta)

Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto (@blacklikewho)

Convener: Joshua Guild, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University (@jbguild)

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