Spring 2017 Events

Love Your Major Week

“AAS Loves Its Majors”
Come by and bring a friend! We’ll have pizza and conversations about what makes African American Studies a great major!
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Place: 207 Candler Library, AAS Conference Room

English Lecture Series:

Futures in African American Literature and Culture
"'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

Futures in African American Literature and Culture
"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

History Lecture Series: 

Diaspora, Gender and Identity: New Perspectives on the 18th and 19th Century Black Experience Lecture Series
"’The Cradle of Hope:' The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Black Political Thought, 1816-1861"

Dr. Leslie Alexander, Associate Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, Ohio State University
Date: Thursday, March 23, 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

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

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