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The Africana Studies Program sponsors or co-sponsors a number of academic events each year, contributing to the intellectual life and student life of the campus community. The Program sponsors regular talks for faculty, staff, and students interested in Africana Studies. The program has hosted internationally-known and regionally-known speakers, including:

  • "To Haunt, To Torment - To Remain: The Amazing AfterLife of George L. Jackson" Greg Thomas (Tufts University)
  • "Immersion, Extinction, and Eco-poetics in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'" Tavia Nyong'o (NYU)
  • "Lady with the Whip: Gendered Violence & Social Death in Manderlay and Django Unchained" Frank Wilderson III (UC-Irvine)
  • "Three Scenes" Christina Sharpe (Tufts University)
  • “Killing Mockingbirds: Cultural Memory and the Central Park Case” presented by Joy James (Williams College)
  • “Interracial Sex in Chicago: Mapping Black Male Location” presented by Rashad Shabazz (University of Vermont)
  • “Shadow of an Image: Cheryl Dunye’s Stranger Inside” presented by Jared Sexton (UC-Irvine)
  • “From Black Power to Prison Power” presented by Donald Tibbs (Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University)
  • “The Symbolic Economy of Policing” presented by Tryon P. Woods (UMass-Dartmouth)
  • “From Musica Negra to Reggaeton Latino” presented by Wayne Marshall (Brandeis University)
  • “Three Guilty While Thinking Black: Antenor Firmin, Frantz Fanon, and Steve Biko” presented by Lewis R. Gordon (Temple University)
  • “Fanonian Practices in South Africa” presented by Nigel Gibson (Emerson College)
  • "Funny Black Men, Fat Black Women: The Rise of 'Sapphammibel' in Popular Film" presented by LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant (Wake Forest University)
  • "Come Let Us Build A New World Together: Africana Studies and the Fate of the Humanities" presented by Corey D.B. Walker (Brown University)
  • "From the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to Barack Obama" presented by Charlie Cobb Jr.
  • "Youth, Media, and Social Change in South Africa" presented by Adam Haupt (University of Cape Town)
  • "State Violence and the Ethnographic Encounter: Feminist Research and Racial Embodiment" presented by Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University)
  • "Buddhistic Aspects of African New World Religion" presented by William Howard Green (Tugaloo College)​

Page last updated: November 18, 2015