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New Directions in African Diaspora Studies

a lecture series featuring the works of prominent scholars in the field of african diaspora studies

2014-2015 New Direction Lecture Series


Theme: Keywords in African and African Diaspora Studies.

Fall 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry

Book Signing- 6:30 pm

Lecture- 7:00 pm

McGuinn Hall 121


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dr. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy

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

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prof. Regine Jean-Charles

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

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Spring 2015


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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

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