Spring 2017 Events

Futures in African American Literature and Culture Lecture Series

"'Another Time, Another Space': James Baldwin's Late Style"
Dr. Dagwami Woubshet, Associate Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

"Noises Inside the Race: Re[dis]covering Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’"
Dr. Herman Beavers, Associate Professor, Department of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

"Make it New: Stories of Slavery in 21st Century African American Novels"
Dr. Valerie Babb, Professor of English, University of Georgia
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

Diaspora, Gender and Identity: New Perspectives on the 18th and 19th Century Black Experience Lecture Series

"From Out of the Shadows: The Chinn Women of Kentucky"
Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Associate Professor, Department of History and Gender Studies, Indiana University
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

“‘I Knew Him in Coromantee Country’: (Re)configurations of Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Gold Coast Diaspora”

Dr. Walter Rucker, Associate Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

Grace Towns Hamilton Lecture
"Ghost Values of the Domestic Cadaver Trade"
Dr. Daina Berry, Associate Professor of History, African and African Diaspora Studies

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom, 3rd floor

Social Psychology Lecture Series

"When Protection Becomes Punishment: Institutional Betrayal & America's Carceral Continuum"
Dr. Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Columbia University
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

“The Social Psychology of Criminalization: Police-Citizen Interactions and Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System” 
Dr. Rashawn Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

Dark Tower Series

"From Marcus Garvey to Claudia Jones: The History of Black Deportees and the Policing of Afro-Caribbean and African Migration, 1903-1965"
Dr. Emily Pope-Obeda, Visiting Fellow, James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

"Towards a Cultural Economy of Domestic Labor"
Dr. Michelle Gordon, Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies, Emory University
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room