For the third consecutive year, the Department of African American Studies is pleased to present its spring brown bag lunch series, "New Trends in African American and African Diaspora Research." Beginning on February 21st and ending on April 24th, the series features 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.
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"
Francena Turner, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Education, EPOL
"Researching Black Women"
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"
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 Jenkins, Professor of African American Studies & English
"Speculative Pessimisms: Futurity, Vulnerability, and Embodiment in Contemporary Black Fiction and Film"