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Prof. Kim F. Hall appears  in the exhibition catalogue, in a "tri-interview" entitled "On Critical Indigenous Studies and Early Modern Critical Race Studies" with Laura Lehua Yim and Scott Manning Stevens, for the groundbreaking exhibit, Seeing Race Before Race, at The Newberry Library in Chicago. The exhibit runs from September to December 8, 2023. It examines the roots of race from the Middle Ages to 1800.  This summer Tapiwa Gambura (BC '24), who was a student in Prof. Hall's Africana Studies Race Before Race seminar, worked with the exhibit team to develop outreach materials as part of her Laidlaw project.  



An article by Professor Diedra Harris-Kelley, Adjunct Professor in Africana Studies (the Harlem Semester), is featured in the “suggested reading” section in HyperAllergic art magazine. Her article, "My Life in Movement: Inheriting the Dancing Body," was originally written for a special issue of BCRW's “Scholar and Feminist” online journal. The recently published S&F issue is entitled "To Make Visible Everywhere: Our Bold, Beautiful, Aging Bodies." This article also highlights original artwork by Diedra Harris-Kelley and photos of her aunts Nanette Bearden and Sheila Rohan. 

This 28-Year-Old Ignored Warnings About Job-Hopping and Doubled Her Salary to $186K in 5 Years

Cinneah El-Amin '16, 28, in New York City has worked in banking and tech. In February, she was laid off from her tech job and is taking time away from Corporate America to grow her own business, an online career and lifestyle platform called Flynanced.



This course is concerned with two interrelated topics: 1) the long, complicated history of voyages to Latin America; and 2) the myriad and evolving ways voyagers to the region have portrayed its landscapes, people, food, festivals, and more. The course will move chronologically from the 15thcentury to the present, with each week devoted to grappling with a type of voyage characteristic of a given era.

“‘Fashion’ as a system is very exclusive, while style belongs to us all,” says Monica L. Miller, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard. She has studied Black culture and clothing for two decades, and this summer she has added her expertise to a number of exhibitions, including the "Africa Fashion" exhibition at London's V&A Museum and "Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip-Hop Style" at New York's FIT. Professor Miller was kind enough to explain her academic approach to fashion and her plans to bring her research to the classroom.