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Organizing Stories presents: Catherine Knight Steele and Jamilah Lemieux
Mar 3, 2022, 5:00 pm

Join our first event this Spring for a dynamic workshop featuring Professor Catherine Knight Steele in conversation with cultural critic and writer Jamilah Lemieux about feminism’s archives. Over the course of the event, the two speakers will draw from their political experiences to discuss what it means to…

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AAS PostDoc Lecture: "U.S. Empire, Counterrevolution, and the Racial Bonds of Liberalism and Fascism"
Mar 2, 2022, 5:00 pm

In this lecture, Dr. Navid Farnia analyzes how U.S. officials developed a modernized security apparatus to contest movements for national liberation in the 1960s and 1970s. The movements which erupted across the globe during this period decimated the old regimes of racial and imperial power. In the U.S., the Black liberation struggle affected…

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201 Morrison Hall (PUIDs Only) & Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Mythri Jegathesan
Mar 1, 2022, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

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Virtual
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Black Student Art Exhibition: "stitching"
Feb 25, 2022, 9:00 pm

Starting from the 25th of February at 9PM, the student-founded exhibition entitled “stitching” will be taking place in the Colab Space in the Lewis Art Center. Come to see the various mediums (photographs, paintings, textile, etc.) that your fellow students have created. stitching is a…

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Colab, Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Honoring bell hooks: Reflections on her pedagogical legacy
Feb 24, 2022, 4:30 pm

What does it mean for classrooms to be inclusive spaces? How can Princeton’s community enhance learning by more fully engaging with diversity? The Inclusive Teaching at Princeton series invites undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral associates, faculty, and staff to come together to discuss diversity in teaching and learning at…

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Virtual via Zoom
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38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Convocation
Feb 23, 2022, 5:30 pm

The annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop dialogue within the campus community and with the local communities served by the university.

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Virtual via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
The Creation of More Just Societies – A Poetry Reading and Dialogue with poet Nicole Sealey
Feb 23, 2022, 4:30 pm

Princeton’s University Center for Human Values invites the Princeton community to join us for a poetry reading and dialogue with award-winning poet Nicole Sealey.

Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast (Ecco, 2017), and The Animal After…

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Virtual via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
A Poetry Talk with Dawn Lundy Martin
Feb 17, 2022, 4:30 pm

Dawn Lundy Martin is an American poet and essayist. She is the author of four books of poems: Good Stock Strange Blood, winner of the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; DISCIPLINEA…

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Presidential Dining Room, Prospect House
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Dana Byrd (CANCELED)
Feb 15, 2022, 4:30 pmCanceled
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

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Virtual
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Rana A. Hogarth
Feb 1, 2022, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

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Virtual
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Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic
Jan 27, 2022, 6:30 pm

This talk focuses on Anna Arabindan-Kesson’s new book, Black Bodies, White Gold. It examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of the Black body in American culture, using historical case studies and contemporary art. Juxtaposing contemporary interventions with historical moments, it examines…

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Virtual via Zoom
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  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
2022 Liman Fellowship Info Session
Jan 27, 2022, 5:00 pm
About The Event

The SPIA Undergraduate program will be taking over the administration of the Liman Fellowship.There will be a virtual information session on Thursday,…

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Virtual, via Zoom
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A Conversation with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Jan 27, 2022, 4:00 pm

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a scholar of anti-Black racism, public policy, radical politics, and social movements, will give a talk as part of the Center for Africana Studies' Speaker Series: The Challenges of Africana…

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Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus (Hybrid)
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Imani Perry and Eddie S. Glaude Jr. for SOUTH TO AMERICA
Jan 25, 2022, 8:00 pm

Loyalty is incredibly honored to welcome Imani Perry and Eddie S. Glaude Jr. for a virtual celebration of South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click…

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Virtual via Crowdcast
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Intersections Working Group: Race, Difference and Social Justice Lecture Series presents Prof. Malik Gaines
Jan 25, 2022, 4:30 pm
Intersections Working Group

The Intersections Lecture Series this year represents a department wide collaboration to bring to campus scholars whose work on race, difference, and social justice has remapped disciplinary boundaries and redefined how we think about the relationship between critical theory and social activism. 

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“Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership”
Jan 23, 2022, 3:00 pm

The Friends of Princeton University Library welcome Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who will discuss her book, “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.” The book examines the ways that housing policies inspired and shaped by the private sector undermined the federal government’s ability to…

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Virtual via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Unexpected Conversation Series: Eddie Glaude, Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski
Jan 21, 2022, 8:00 pm

Who would you be most surprised to find in conversation together on stage? An anthropologist and a chemist? An athlete and a rabbi? A television host and a historian? During the Unexpected Conversation Series, anything is possible!

Join Professor Eddie Glaude, Chair and James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor in the Department…

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UNC Asheville Presents A Virtual Evening With Eddie Glaude Jr. In Commemoration Of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 20, 2022, 7:00 pm

UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. for 2022 will feature a keynote address by New York Times bestselling author and Chair of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies, Eddie Glaude Jr., on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The free virtual event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone…

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Virtual via Zoom
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AAS Colloquium: Queering Black Studies
Jan 19, 2022, 5:00 pm

Please join the African American Studies department for our spring colloquium, “Queering Black Studies” as we discuss historical, literary, and cultural analyses of Black queer life throughout the African diaspora with esteemed panelists:

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Everything You Want to Know About Moving from Dissertation to Book
Jan 18, 2022, 5:00 pm

Come learn what distinguishes a dissertation from a book manuscript, what editors are looking for in book proposals, what to expect from the process, how to think about the market/readership for your book and more.

Join us for a panel discussion with academic press editors:

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Virtual via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
AAS Virtual Certificate Expo
Jan 18, 2022, 5:00 pm

Join us virtually as we explore the components of acquiring a certificate in African American Studies at Princeton University.

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Virtually, via Zoom
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The 36th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 17, 2022, 10:30 am

Join us at BAM or via livestream for this beloved Brooklyn tradition, which rings in a new year with music, dance, and an invigorating call to action. Led by keynote speaker Dr. Imani Perry, this year’s tribute encourages us to continue in Dr. King’s radical spirit: relentlessly pressing forward in pursuit of justice—even against the odds—and…

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BAM Howard Gilman Opera House with virtual option
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021: Grab-and-Go Bagel Breakfast + Art-Making
Jan 17, 2022, 10:00 am

On Monday, Jan 17 from 10am-12pm, we’ll safely gather here at the ACP for a free, outdoor event featuring:

Grab-and-go bagel breakfast Emblem-making and protest history with the Historical Society of Princeton  Canned food drive benefiting NJ Rise Your chance to participate in a community-wide project: we’ve created lawn…
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Arts Council of Princeton
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2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Jan 16, 2022, 3:00 pm

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a professor of African American Studies at Princeton University who is among this year's MacArthur 'genius grant' winners, will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m.

Join members of the Duke and Durham community at Duke…

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Duke Chapel
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By Invite Only
Navid Farnia’s Practice Job Talk: "National Security vs. Black Liberation"
Jan 13, 2022, 4:30 pm

Professor Farnia will explore U.S. officials’ responses to both the Watts rebellion of 1965 and Zimbabwe’s war for liberation (1965-1980).

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Virtual, Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Sarah Broom in Conversation with Professor Imani Perry
Jan 11, 2022, 4:30 pm

The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is thrilled to announce the on-campus return of the FOCUS Lecture Series, an interdisciplinary effort to bring the very best in anti-racist scholarship, thought, and action to Princeton’s campus. The next FOCUS event, featuring author and journalist 

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Chancellor Green Rotunda
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Imelda Miller
Dec 7, 2021, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and Huey…

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Virtual
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By Invite Only
AAS Wine Down Thursdays
Dec 2, 2021, 4:30 pm

Please join us to unwind and wrap up your workweek with Wine Down Thursdays!

We hope that these gatherings will bring the Department together, build camaraderie and strengthen work bonds.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

For more information and how to register, please email 

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AAS Colloquium: Accounting for Inequality
Dec 1, 2021, 5:00 pm

Please join the African American Studies department for our fall colloquium, “Accounting for Inequality” as we discuss the relationship between statistics and Black studies, and engage recent work by esteemed panelists:

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Undergraduate Students
Forbes Undergraduate Advising Event
Dec 1, 2021, 5:00 pm

The Forbes PAAs are hosting an advising event for underclassmen on Wednesday, December 1st from 5 - 7 PM in the Forbes dining hall. They would love it if the AAS department could have a strong representation at the event to spread the word and experience to as many underclassmen as possible. 

A list of pros for coming to the…

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Forbes Dining Hall
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Lecture: Sir David Adjaye & Chika Okeke-Agulu
Nov 18, 2021, 8:00 pm

The debate about resti­tu­tion and the ethics of West­ern muse­ums’ own­ing African art­works col­lected dur­ing the era of col­o­niza­tion has never been more in the pub­lic eye. Most well-known, per­haps, are the ​“Benin bronzes,” artis­tic and royal heir­looms made since the 13th cen­tury ...

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Virtual, YouTube Live
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Between the Lines: W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction
Nov 18, 2021, 6:30 pm
About this event

Reconstruction was for Du Bois nothing less than a milestone in the course of human history, “the finest effort to achieve democracy for the working millions which this world had ever seen.” - Library of America

Join us for a virtual conversation with scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Incantation / Breath / Transcendence: Umbra and the Long Black Arts Movement
Nov 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Department of Comparative Literature is proud to welcome Professor Anthony Reed from Vanderbilt University to give the third lecture in this year’s departmental lecture series “Virtually Here, Virtually So” which aims at thinking through the many…

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East Pyne 010 with a virtual, Zoom option
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WWI and the Making of Modern Diasporas
Nov 17, 2021, 6:00 pm

The aftermath of WWI was a turning point in the modern history of involuntary migration, mass displacement, and global diasporas. Why did WWI displace so many people? What was the international response to the mass displacement of people after the war, and how did it contribute to the development of…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette
Nov 17, 2021, 6:00 pm

Spanning a century, Pushing Cool reveals how the twin deceptions of health and Black affinity for menthol were crafted and how the industrys disturbingly powerful narrative has endured to this day. We invite you to a discussion.

This is a hybrid event held at Labyrinth. To register for the live-stream, click …

Location
Labyrinth Books Princeton (virtual option available)
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By Invite Only
"National Security vs. Black Liberation" by Navid Farnia
Nov 17, 2021, 4:30 pm

This presentation explores U.S. officials’ responses to both the Watts rebellion of 1965 and Zimbabwe’s war for liberation (1965-1980).

About this event

On August 11, 1965, the largely Black Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in revolt after police brutalized 21-year-old Marquette Frye and his mother and…

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Barfield Johnson, Morrison Hall
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Sarah Haley, UCLA (CANCELED)
Nov 16, 2021, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and…

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Virtual
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Public / Open To All
A Conversation with the Son of Baldwin
Nov 11, 2021, 6:00 pm
The Speakers   Robert Jones Jr.

Robert Jones Jr., also known as "Son of Baldwin," leads and engages in critical dialogues about the Black Lives Matter movement, racism, literature, and politics on social media. He is also the author of The Prophets, a finalist for the National Book award 2021. His debut novel centers Black…

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Carl A. Fields Center, Room 104
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The State of the Nation: The State of Hispanic America
Nov 11, 2021, 5:00 pm
Part three: The State of Hispanic America
November 11, 2021 5:00 pm – Zoom

 

State of the Nation Series

The COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into paralysis, exposing weaknesses in public health policies, and revealing large inequalities of class, race, and gender.  In the United States the crisis was compounded…

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Virtual via Zoom
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The Creation of the Regional Medical Center: A Case Study of Black Politics and Health Care in Memphis after the Civil Rights Movement
Nov 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, both on Zoom and in-person in 210 Dickinson Hall. Registration is required for both Zoom and in-person.

 

Register for Zoom Attendance

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Zoom & 210 Dickinson Hall
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Revolution 4/13: The Combahee River Collective
Nov 10, 2021, 6:00 pm
Professors Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Bernard E. Harcourt discuss the Combahee River Collective

The Combahee River Collective (“CRC”) statement, written in 1977, remains today a formative declaration of American Black feminism that…

Location
Jerome Greene Annex 410 West 117th Street New York, NY 10027
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Radiant Matter: Technologies of Light & the Long Shadow of French Nuclear Imperialism in the African Sahara
Nov 10, 2021, 4:30 pm

Developing the argument of her recent book, Decolonizing Memory: Algeria and the Politics of Testimony (Duke, 2021), Jill Jarvis will present a paper that investigates the critical possibilities of aesthetic representation for apprehending and addressing the slow violence of French nuclear imperialism that targets desert ecosystems and…

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010 East Pyne Building
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3rd Person Singular and Default Case in Child African American English
Nov 10, 2021, 4:30 pm

Children developing African American English (AAE) produce bare verb forms in 3rd person singular contexts (1):

1. She she pop out the house and she buy some more butter.

    ‘She pops out of the house and she buys some more butter’

Overt 3rd person singular verbal marking is…

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via Zoom
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Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison
Nov 3, 2021, 6:00 pm

Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Chris Hedges has taught courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history since 2013 in the college degree program offered by Rutgers University at East Jersey State Prison and other New Jersey prisons. He is joined for this special event by two of his former students at East Jersey State.

In his…

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Labyrinth Books Princeton
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CTE Seminars: A Masterclass with Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Oct 29, 2021, 12:00 pm

To mark the end of the two seasons of Culture, Things, and Empire, we will be hosting a masterclass on 29th October, 5-6:15pm BST via Zoom with Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson, in keeping with our S2 running theme of 'Remembering Empire'. During this…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Intersections Working Group: Race, Difference and Social Justice Lecture Series presents Prof. Kara Keeling
Oct 28, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Intersections Lecture Series this year represents a department wide collaboration to bring to campus scholars whose work on race, difference, and social justice has remapped disciplinary boundaries and redefined how we think about the relationship between critical theory and social activism. 

Join us on October 28, 2021 at 4…

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Virtual via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
Anna Arabindan-Kesson & Chika Okeke-Agulu: Black Bodies, White Gold — Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World
Oct 27, 2021, 6:00 pm

In Black Bodies, White Gold,  Anna Arabindan-Kesson uses cotton, a commodity central to the slave trade and colonialism, as a focus for new interpretations of the way art, commerce, and colonialism were intertwined in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world. Artist, art-historian, and Anna Kesson’s colleague at Princeton,…

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Virtual via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2021-2022 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Plantation Effects” ft. Dr. Andil Gosine, York U
Oct 26, 2021, 4:30 pm
Plantation Effects: Visual Ecologies of Race, Place and Labor

This seminar examines the multiple iterations of the plantation, and to draw from Katherine McKittrick, the kinds of futures it brings forth for us now. The plantation might be, to paraphrase Krista Thompson and…

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Virtual
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Public / Open To All
Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism “curative / spaces” series
Oct 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
A Conversation with the Curators of Designing Motherhood

Join Michelle Millar Fisher, the Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at MFA Boston, and Amber Winick, writer and design historian, as they discuss the project Designing Motherhood and their vital partnership with thought leaders at the Philadelphia-based…

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via Zoom
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