Black / Queer Ontologies Graduate Conference

October 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Lewis Library 120
October 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Lewis Library 120
Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University)
Princeton African American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Department of English, LGBT Center, and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

Register to attend the conference

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents:

Black/Queer Ontologies: The 4th Annual Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Lewis Library 120, Princeton University
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 

8:30am – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome/ Opening Remarks

9:10am – 10:30am: Panel One: Resistant Ontologies

  • Kemar McIntosh (Florida International University) – “Recolonizing Afro-Caribbean Queer Bodies: Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Politics and the Postcolonial Condition.”
  • Ashley Coleman (Emory University) – “Black/Queer Phenomenology in the Face of Fungibility.”
  • Shadee Malaklou (University of California, Irvine) – “On the Chronopolitics of Skin-Ego and the Jouissance of Surface Sexualities.”

10:40 am – 12:00pm: Panel Two: Black/Queer Performance

  • Emily Bock (University of Chicago) – ” From Real Black to Black Realness: Imagining Radical Futures Through Performance and Play.”
  • Savannah Shange (University of Pennsylvania) – “Out of Pocket: Ratchetry, Reconstruction, and Black Flesh in San Francisco.”
  • David Sanchez-Aguilera (University of California, San Diego) – “Staging Belonging Through Difference: The Heremeneutics of Black Beauty in Shayne Oliver’s Hood by Air.”

12:10pm – 1:10pm: Lunch

1:20pm – 2:50pm: Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman

 Introduction by Professor Tera Hunter 

3:00pm – 4:20pm: Panel Three: Black (Queer) Liquidity

  • Tyrone S. Palmer (Northwestern University) – “‘A Liquid Grave’: Theorizing Black Liquidity and Social Liquidation.”
  • Jared Richardson (Northwestern University) – “Sounding Black Sirens: Queer Mutations and Questions of the Flesh in the Work of Ellen Gallagher and Doreen Garner.”
  • Shoniqua Roach (Northwestern University) – “Liquid(ated) Negresses: Exhuming the Gender and Sexual Ontologies of Enslaved Black Women.”

4:30pm – 5:50pm: Panel Four: Discursive Ontologies

  • Brenda Sanya (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – “Dislocating Roots, Re-Mapping Routes: Routed Discontinuities in Black Diasporas
  • Colin Wheeler (Georgia State University) – “The Queer Materialities of Bosco the Talk-Ink Kid.”
  • Danielle Marion Roper (New York University) – “Queering Gender, Queering Race in a Jamaican Cartoon: Clovis and the Buggery Law Debate in Jamaica.”

5:50pm – 6:00pm: Closing Remarks

Latest in the AAS 21 Repertoire

Book Conversation on May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem
Imani Perry, Kinohi Nishikawa
Conversations with Maya Angelou
Claudia Tate
The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan
Imani Perry
Reimagining Science and Technology
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Ruha Benjamin

Upcoming Events

Film Screening 'Uptight' (1968)
Apr 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Race & Housing 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Fair Housing Act
Apr 28, 2018
Film Screening and Discussion ‘Cruel and Unusual - the Story of the Angola 3’ (2017)
May 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Corey Robin & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on 'The Reactionary Mind'
May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Princeton Research Day
May 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
AAS Reunions Mixer
Jun 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

African American Studies for the 21st Century

© 2017 The Trustees of Princeton University
  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