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Works-In-Progress Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Transforming Horatio Alger: American Dream Narrative in Fair Use Jurisprudence"

Prof. Anjali Vats, AADS and Communications Department

Lyons Hall 301@ 12pm


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"The Right to the Rural! Resistance and Trying Along the Chad-Cameron Oil Pipeline"

Amber Ndewa-Murrey, AADS Disseration Fellow

Lyons Hall 301@ 12pm


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Terror Wars, Culture Wars: Race and the War on Terror"

Prof. Cynthia Young, AADS and English Department

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Decolonization, Skilled Labor, and Nation-Building in Southeastern Africa"

Prof. Priya Lal, History Department

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"The Darkness and Blackness of God: An Important Distinction for Christian Mystical-Political Theology"

Prof. Andrew Prevot, Theology Department

Lyons 301 @ 12pm



New Directions in African Diaspora Studies


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry

Book Signing- 6:30 pm

Lecture- 7:00 pm

McGuinn Hall 121


Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Still Left Behind: Gender and Class Exclusion in the Pursuit of African-American Educational Justice"

Prof. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Thursday, November 20, 2014

" 'From the Image to the Text': Visual Culture and Rape Representation"

Prof. Regine Jean-Charles

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

“Fugitive Justice and Black Political Possibility in the Art and Activism of Lorraine Hansberry”

Prof. Soyica Colbert

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm









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Fall Events

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Lecture Series:

Works in Progress

New Directions

Campus Events

Celebrate Black History Month with the Black History Month Planning Committee.  Click here for a list of events.