Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series



Beginning in February and ending in April, our series' feature the leading-edge work of both established and emerging scholars situated across the social sciences, humanities, and the arts.  We welcome you to join us for these dynamic Friday luncheon conversations that highlight academic excellence and social responsibility in the future.

listing of talks

February 21

Dr. Luis Claudio Symanski, Lemann Distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor of Archaeology, Federal University of Minas Gerais

"Brazil, the African Diaspora, & Archaeological Record: Some Thoughts on the Materiality of African Creolization on the Americas"


March 6

Francena Turner, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Education, EPOL

"Researching Black Women"


March 27

Dr. Cynthia Oliver, Professor of Dance, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation--Humanities, Arts, & Related Fields

"Legibility and Black Masculinities in Cynthia Oliver's Virago-Man Dem"


April 10

Cassandra Abena Osei, Ph.D. Candidate in History, African Diaspora Studies

"Me, My Subjects, and the Archive: a Framework Story in Sao Paulo, Brazil"


Dr. Candice JenkinsProfessor of African American Studies & English

"Speculative Pessimisms: Futurity, Vulnerability, and Embodiment in Contemporary Black Fiction and Film"