- Thursday, Oct 1, 2020Gender and sexuality studies are ideally positioned to help us to understand the complex world we face, says Wallace Best, professor of religion and African American studies, who was recently appointed director of Princeton University’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS).
- Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, have been named among the first cohort of Freedom Scholars, an initiative supporting progressive academics who are at the forefront of movements for economic and social justice.
- Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020
On The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. discusses examining present-day America through the lens of James Baldwin: “At the end of the day, he wants to insist that we be true to ourselves, that we tell the truth about what we’ve done so that we can free ourselves into imagining being together differently.”
- Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020For Trina Swanson ’20 and her colleagues at the JUST DATA Lab, data is a means more than an end. Founded by Professor Ruha Benjamin (African American Studies), a member of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Executive Board, the JUST DATA Lab aims both to analyze data within its historical and social contexts and to deploy it to advance justice and equality.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Princeton seniors Matthew Oakland and Olivia Ott have been awarded two of the University’s highest awards for graduating students. Oakland, of Elk Grove, California, has been given the Frederick Douglass Service Award. Ott, of Hailey, Idaho, received the Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Prize.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Ruha Benjamin on social inequity, the history of scientific and medical racism, and COVID-19, followed by responses by Dr. Nicole Fleetwood and Dr. Monica McLemore, offering perspectives from the imprisonment system and practices of clinical care and public health.
- Thursday, May 21, 2020Join us in rewatching this 2018 conversation with Imani Perry and Eddie Glaude, Jr, discussing Perry's research on Lorraine Hansberry and her book Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
- Monday, May 18, 2020In her latest book, “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code,” Ruha Benjamin offers a detailed, critical and sobering view of the ways in which bias is infused into technology.
- Tuesday, May 19, 2020The rise of Black pulp fiction was largely attributed to the success of Blaxpoitation films, like Dolemite, which offered a more raw depiction of African American daily life in the 1970's. Princeton Assistant Professor of English Kinohi Nishikawa sat down with host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal to discuss these trends and his newest publication, Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground (University of Chicago Press, 2018).