Professors Abosede George and Tamara J. Walker talked about the power of intellectual exchange and community building among Black scholars at Barnard — and across academia.
ANTIPODES: A POETRY READING WITH YVETTE CHRISTIANSË AND ROSALIND MORRIS
Award-winning poets and writers, Yvette Christiansë (“Castaway”, “Imprendehora”, “Unconfessed”), and Rosalind Morris (“The Deep”, “Current”), read from new and published works. Both writers move deftly between their research in archives and far-flung worlds linked by colonialism, especially in southern Africa, and their personal experiences, while meditating on the unspoken and the unseen. Bridging the intimate and the world-historical in forms that range from the lyric to the verse epic, their work, which includes collaborations on two operas, gives form to the haunted present with urgency and careful beauty.
How music, fashion, literature, and art shaped a modern Black identity during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond
President Laura Rosenbury will welcome former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder for a discussion to honor the judicial pioneer and devoted Barnard alumna.
The historian and Africana Studies associate professor believes that travel is a “profound” way to understand oneself and connect with stories of the past.
Fifty-five years after graduating from the College, the alumna gives a firsthand account of her trailblazing activism in the historic 1968 Columbia protests.
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.
Professor Celia Naylor rewrote the embellished history of a Jamaican plantation by unearthing the true story of its enslaved men, women, and children.
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.
For Black History Month, owners Gabrielle and Danielle Davenport curated a list of the best books celebrating the role of food in culture and liberation.
Barnard welcomed the author to its annual Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lectureship Series, where she discussed building better worlds.
The College is excited to immerse students in the world of Indigenous studies with a new interdisciplinary minor.
BC MMUF Alum Inem Richardson ’20 in the recent issue of Barnard Magazine. Since graduation Inem has funded the Thomas Sankara Center in Burkina Faso, where she is on a Fulbright, and gives a nice shoutout to Africana Studies: https://barnard.edu/magazine/fall-2022/revolution-thought-west-africa.
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.