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Religion and Public Conversation with Carolyn Rouse with Fatima Siwaju
Oct 28, 2020, 4:30 pm

How can the study of religion correct errors, raise new questions, and elevate the public discourse?

Carolyn Rouse, Professor of Anthropology, will engage in conversation with Ph.D. Candidate Fatima Siwaju.

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via Zoom
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Black Alumni Event in Support of Andrea Campbell '04
Oct 27, 2020, 7:00 pm

Please join Brent Henry '69 and other Princeton alumni for a special event in support pf Andrea Campbell '04 for Boston mayor. Register here or email Kate Kelly at Kate@AndreaCampbell.org to learn more. 

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via Zoom
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Race in France: Black Women and the French Republic
Oct 26, 2020, 4:30 pm

Annette Joseph-Gabriel is a scholar of francophone literature, culture, and politics. Her research focuses on race, gender, and citizenship in the French-speaking Caribbean, Africa, and France. Her book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020)…

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via Zoom
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First Forum 2020: Passing
Oct 23, 2020, 12:00 am

Registration for First Forum 2020, including keynote roundtable with American Artist, Sandra Harvey, Jian Neo Chen and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

More information on keynote and panel schedules can be found on our First Forum 2020…

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Combahee Experimental: Black Women's Experimental Filmmaking – The Black Surreal
Oct 22, 2020, 6:00 pm

The Program in Visual Arts presents a series of conversations and film screenings that celebrate the work of Black women filmmakers and their unique cinematic contributions to contemporary visual culture. Co-curated by award-winning multi-media artist Simone Leigh and Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art Tina Campt,…

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Wearing Masks Before COVID: Working While Black
Oct 22, 2020, 4:30 pm

A panel of Black professionals will discuss their career journeys and how they have navigated jobs amid workplace discrimination.

Please use your Princeton Zoom account to join this program at https://princeton.zoom.us/j…

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via Zoom
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Organizing Stories: Toward a Scholarly-Activist Praxis
Oct 21, 2020, 4:30 pm

Organizing Stories is a student-driven project coordinated by Professors Autumn Womack and Monica Huerta that investigates the long histories of anti-racist activism, racial justice organizing, and coalition-building as they relate to questions of narrative, storytelling,…

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via Zoom
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Undergraduate Students
International Internship Program Info Session
Oct 21, 2020, 4:30 pm

Interested in particpating in an IIP in summer 2021? Come to our first general information session on Wednesday, October 21 from 4:30-5:30 on Zoom. IIP advisers will discuss plans for this summer and explain the process of applying to remote and/or potential in-country internships. Hear about the many exciting program…

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via Zoom
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Intersections Working Group Presents Lindsay V. Reckson
Oct 21, 2020, 12:00 pm

Intersections Working Group presents a discussion of Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature (NYU, 2020) with author Lindsay V. Reckson, Associate Professor of English at Haverford College.

The first 20 Princeton affiliates to register for the event below will be reimbursed for a…

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via Zoom
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Princeton Alumni Working for Social Justice
Oct 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

Meet and learn from alumni in careers relating to their passions for social justice. As Princetonians, we strive to dedicate ourselves and our efforts to being “In the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity.”

For some, that calling leads to work in the realm of social justice - work that values personal and…

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via Zoom
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Undergraduate Students
WOC Student-Faculty Corner
Oct 16, 2020, 3:00 pm

We are happy to announce our second Women* of Color Student-Faculty Corner! The discussion will focus on paths to graduate school. Join in the conversation and bring questions! All WOC welcome.

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via Zoom
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Quito Swan
Oct 15, 2020, 4:30 pm
“Writing the Impossible”: African American Studies and Critical Archival Praxis

This seminar explores approaches to archival research in the field of African American studies. Archives, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot reminds us, are not passive repositories of historical materials. Rather, the archive as an…

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via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
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Value-Based Protest Slogans: An Argument for Reorientation
Oct 15, 2020, 12:00 pm

When bringing philosophical attention to bear on social movement slogans in general, philosophers have often focused on their communicative nature—particularly the hermeneutical failures that arise in discourse. Some of the most popular of these failures are illustrated in ‘all lives matter’ retorts to ‘black lives matter’…

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via Zoom
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The Global Plantation Symposium
Oct 15, 2020, 12:00 am

Plantations were and are sites for labor and production. As physical, economic and material interventions in a landscape, they also exist powerfully in people’s imaginations. As our title suggests we are also interested in the plantation’s iterations across temporal and spatial geographies, for we wonder if the transformations they wrought across the globe might also create possibilities to imagine the intimacies and particularities of time and space differently.

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Undergraduate Students
[Opportunity] Undergraduate Research Fellows Program - Application Due 10/15/20
Oct 15, 2020, 12:00 am

This new initiative, launched in the fall term 2020, is designed to engage and encourage Princeton seniors who are considering doctoral study in political science in the field of American politics.

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A Conversation with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds ’93
Oct 14, 2020, 6:00 pm

Join us online for an informal talk and Q+A with award-winning author, editor, music scribe, producer and screenwriter Selwyn Seyfu Hinds ’93 (“Washington Black”, “Prince of Cats”), in conversation with Lecturer in Creative Writing A.M. Homes.

The event is free and open to the public. The…

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Religion and the Public Conversation: Eddie Glaude with Nyle Fort
Oct 8, 2020, 4:30 pm

How can the study of religion correct errors, raise new questions, and elevate the public discourse?

Eddie Glaude, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University…

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via Zoom
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Combahee Experimental: Black Women's Experimental Filmmaking – Filmmaking in Troubled Times
Oct 7, 2020, 6:00 pm

The Program in Visual Arts presents a series of conversations and film screenings that celebrate the work of Black women filmmakers and their unique cinematic contributions to contemporary visual culture. Co-curated by award-winning multi-media artist Simone Leigh and Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art Tina Campt,…

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Graduate Students
AAS Graduate Job Market Workshop
Oct 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

In this hour-long discussion, African American studies faculty will offer candid reflections on the academic job and fellowship market. From the vantage point of both applicants and search committees, they will provide practical advice about cover letters, job interviews, and job talks, and discuss issues like…

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via ZOOM
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Imani Perry on Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Oct 1, 2020, 5:00 pm

Award-winning author Imani Perry talks with Jaimee A. Swift from Black Women Radicals about her new book Breathe: A Letter to my Sons. Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and have live captioning.

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Imagining a Higher Education Career in African American Studies Seminar
Sep 25, 2020, 4:30 pm

Interested in African American studies and/or education policy? Curious about what the decolonization of the classroom looks like? Do you want to know what the politics of the curriculum vitae are and how we can combat them? Join the research associates from the summer seminar, “Imagining A Higher Education Career in African American Studies,…

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Graduate Students
Meet & Greet with Wallace Best (Session 2)
Sep 24, 2020, 4:30 pm

Meet Professor Wallace Best, the new GSS Director. Representatives from the GSS Graduate Groups will be there to answer your questions and talk about the year ahead. A staff member will be present to a newer questions about the certificate in a breakout room.

Open to current and prospective GSS Graduate Students…

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via Zoom
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Pitching Your Project: A Workshop on Writing an Effective Proposal
Sep 18, 2020, 1:00 pm

Limited enrollment in each workshop; sign up early.

Writing a winning proposal can be a catch-22. You must successfully write a proposal for a fellowship or grant before you can be invited to review proposals — even though reviewing proposals is in fact the best way to learn how to write them. In this workshop, we'll circumvent the…

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via Zoom
Graduate Students
Meet & Greet with Wallace Best (Session 1)
Sep 18, 2020, 10:00 am

Meet Professor Wallace Best, the new GSS Director. Representatives from the GSS Graduate Groups will be there to answer your questions and talk about the year ahead. A staff member will be present to a newer questions about the certificate in a breakout room.

Open to current and prospective GSS Graduate Students…

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via Zoom
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Jessica Johnson
Sep 17, 2020, 4:30 pm
“Writing the Impossible”: African American Studies and Critical Archival Praxis

This seminar explores approaches to archival research in the field of African American studies. Archives, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot reminds us, are not passive repositories of historical materials. Rather, the archive as an institution…

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via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
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Graduate Students
Pitching Your Project: A Workshop on Writing an Effective Proposal
Sep 17, 2020, 9:00 am

In this workshop, we'll circumvent the paradox by using readers' expectations of language, science, and argument to analyze the elements of effective proposals.

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via Zoom
Graduate Students
AAS Graduate Virtual Open House
Sep 15, 2020, 4:30 pm

Hear from former graduate students who have just completed their Ph.D.'s about their experience earning an African American Studies (AAS) Certificate. 

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via Zoom
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Graduate Students
Pitching Your Project: A Workshop on Writing an Effective Proposal
Sep 15, 2020, 3:00 pm

In this workshop, we'll circumvent the paradox by using readers' expectations of language, science, and argument to analyze the elements of effective proposals.

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via Zoom
14th Annual Humanities Colloquium
Sep 3, 2020, 4:00 pm

“Things As They Should Be? A Question for the Humanities”

The Humanities Council kicks off each academic year with an interdisciplinary Colloquium featuring humanities faculty.

Aristotle claims that poetry is more philosophical than history because it depicts not ‘what happens’ but ‘the kind of thing that…

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via Zoom
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Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab — Virtual Open House
Aug 7, 2020, 3:30 pm
Find out what our Just Data Teams have been up to this summer!  

Students at the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab will showcase the work they have done over the summer in collaboration with community organizations. 

The IDA B. WELLS…

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via Zoom
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Afro-Futurism and the Graphics of Octavia Butler
Jul 31, 2020, 2:00 pm

Please join us for the latest live webinar in our series highlighting Special Collections at Princeton University Library, focusing on black speculative fiction, also called Afro-futurism, of Octavia E. Butler.

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Jul 1, 2020, 7:00 pm

Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today.

This event is co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books

To order Glaude’s Begin Again and other books by Eddie Glaude and Cornel West from…

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Online Event
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Virtual Event — Conversation with a Black Female Theater Maker
Jun 26, 2020, 4:45 pm

You're invited! FRIDAY June 26th - Award-winning costume designer TONI-LESLIE JAMES in conversation with alumnae Abigail Jean-Baptiste '18 and Victoria Davidjohn '19 

The Program in Theatre is creating space for Princeton African American Studies alum 

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Virtual Event
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Race in the COVID Era: What America's Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today
Jun 8, 2020, 4:00 pm

As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, it has unmasked and amplified existing racial inequities.  Rampant fear and misinformation has provoked a wave of discrimination, harassment, and hate targeting those of Chinese and Asian descent.  The disease has also had a disproportionate toll on historically marginalized…

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[RESCHEDULED] Global Plantation Series: A Land of Extraordinary Quarantines
Jun 5, 2020, 12:00 pm

A conversation between Shiraz Bayjoo and Anna Arabindan-Kesson

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Women and Migration(s)
Jun 3, 2020, 1:00 pm

Join NYU Washington, DC in welcoming NYU Tisch'sDeb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collective for this special DC Dialogues program on Women and Migration(s)webinar. This event is also sponsored by NYU's Office of Global…

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The Power of Mentors: Blazing Paths for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM
Jun 3, 2020, 9:15 am

Since his selection as Princeton’s first black valedictorian, Nicholas Johnson has spoken eloquently about the importance of role models and mentors to his success at the University. In this conversation, The Power of Mentors: Blazing Paths for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM, Johnson will explore this topic in greater depth with:

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2020 AAS Virtual Class Day
Jun 1, 2020, 1:00 pm

Join the Department of African American Studies as we virtually celebrate the achievements of our 2020 graduates.

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Virtual Commencement 2020
May 31, 2020, 1:00 pm

Princeton University will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony to honor the GREAT Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31, 2020, 1 p.m. ET. Many of the University’s academic departments, programs, institutes, centers, and student organizations also are 

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Online via livestream
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Carl A. Fields Center Virtual Cultural Graduations
May 30, 2020, 11:00 am

Join us in celebrating Princeton's Class of 2020! The Carl A. Fields Center's Cultural Graduation videos will be released this Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11 am EST on CAF's website.

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Staying Alive, But Also Staying Alive: Reflections on how the "Pandemic is a Portal"
May 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

The global spread of COVID-19 has laid bare the ravages of systemic racism and inequity. Dr. Ruha Benjamin situates this data within the broader context of social inequity and the longer history of scientific and medical racism. After Dr. Benjamin's presentation, commenting will be Dr. Nicole Fleetwood and Dr. Monica McLemore, who will engage…

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Facebook.com/PriceInstitute
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#DOCUHISTORY: PBS'S RECONSTRUCTION
May 14, 2020, 5:00 pm

Join us Thursday, May 14, 2020, for a screening and Twitter discussion of the final hour of the PBS documentary, Reconstruction: After the Civil War (2019). The turn of the century is known as the "nadir" of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression…

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Watch Party & Twitter Conversation
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Labyrinth and the Library Live-Streaming: Nicole Fleetwood and Ruha Benjamin Discuss Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
May 13, 2020, 6:00 pm

Nicole Fleetwood's new book is a powerful document of the inner lives and creative visions of men and women rendered invisible by Americas prison system. We invite you out for a conversation between her and acclaimed scholar and critic Ruha Benjamin.

More than two million people are currently behind bars in the…

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Right to Health Web-In "Racial Capitalism and the COVID-19 Catastrophe"
May 9, 2020, 3:00 pm

In our next Right to Health Web-In "Racial Capitalism and the COVID-19 Catastrophe,” we hope to unpack what’s led to the appalling inequalities in COVID-19 outcomes along many social fault lines, but perhaps most perniciously along the lines of race in America.

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Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health
May 8, 2020, 12:00 am

In the face of COVID-19, historians of public health, nursing, and medicine come together to reflect on past epidemics and their implications for how we confront today’s unfolding crisis.

Those who study epidemics and pandemics in the past see powerful echoes in the present crisis. In the past as today, families and societies…

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Antionette D. Carroll (Creative Reaction Lab)
Apr 29, 2020, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Akira Drake Rodriguez (University of Pennsylvania)
Apr 22, 2020, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring TreaAndrea Russworm (University of Massachusetts)
Apr 8, 2020, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

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The Antislavery Moment: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Origins of the Abolitionist Impulse
Mar 27, 2020, 10:15 am

This conference will feature prominent scholars who work on abolition, anti-slavery politics, capitalism, and slavery, and will attempt to revisit the classic questions about the relationship between the marketplace and abolition in light of the new historiographical trends.

See the conference website for

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Dickinson Hall, Room 211