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FEBRUARY 2007

Friday, February 2 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Dr. Noliwe Rooks
Associate Director; Program in African-American Studies, Princeton University
Visiting Adjunct Professor; Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University, Spring 2007
Topic: BLACK IS NOT A PRIMARY COLOR: AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES & THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Friday, February 16 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Mr. Neil Roberts
Lecturer; Center for Africana Studies, John Hopkins University
PhD. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago
Topic: FREDERICK DOUGLASS’S MARRONAGE: UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL FREEDOM FROM MODERNITY’S UNDERSIDE

MARCH 2007

Friday, March 2 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Ms. Tanya Greene
Counsel, National Consortium for Capital Defense Training
Topic: RACE AND THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE UNITED STATES

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00pm in the Sulzberger Parlor-Barnard Hall at Barnard College
Dr. Kim F. Hall
Visiting Professor of English-Barnard College
Acting Chair, Africana Studies –Barnard College
Topic: Plantation Aesthetics: Problems of Production and Reproduction in the English Caribbean

Friday, March 30 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Mr. Joseff Sorett
PhD. Candidate in African-American Studies, Harvard University
Visiting Scholar - Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University - 2006/2007
Topic: Spirit Soundings: Religion, Race and the Arts in 20th Century America

APRIL 2007

Friday, April 6 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension    
Mr. Andrew Fearnley
PhD. Candidate in History, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom
Visiting Scholar - Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University - Spring 2007
Topic: RACE AND INSANITY IN 20TH CENTURY PSYCHIATRY

Friday, April 20 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Dr. Myisha Priest
PhD. English, University of California, Berkeley
Visiting Scholar - Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University - 2006/2007
Topic: THE LIMITS OF EMANCIPATION: BLACK POLITICAL POWER AND THE BURNING OF NEW YORK’S COLORED ORPHAN ASYLUM

MAY 2007

Friday, May 4 at 4:00pm in Rm 758 Schermerhorn Extension
Graudate Student Series
Graduate Student Speakers and topics TBA









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