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Works-In-Progress Lecture Series


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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

Prof. Cynthia Young, Assoc. Professor of  AADS and English, Boston College

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm 

Wednesday, March 17, 2015 

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

Prof. Priya Lal,  Assoc. Professor of History, Boston College

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

"The Jihadi Who Sat by the Door: Portraying the Black Muslim, Policing the Muslim"

Cynthia Young, Assoc. Professor of English and AADS, Boston College

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, Asst.Professor of Theology, Boston College 

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm



New Directions in African Diaspora Studies


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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

Prof. Soyica Colbert, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Theater and Perfomance Studies, Georgetown University

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Slavery, Hope, and Flight: On Freedom as Marronage" 

Prof. Neil Roberts, Assoc. Professor of Africana Studies, Williams College

Devlin 101 @ 4:30 pm 









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Blacks in Boston


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