Symposium on Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora

Event Details

February 28, 2014
9:30 am-5:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
413-545-1922

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies – UMass Amherst

Join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary!

 

SYMPOSIUM

CRITICAL FEMINIST THOUGHT AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

 

Keynote address:

“The Place of Black Feminism”

Dorothy E. Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

 

Dorothy E. Roberts, J.D., is George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology, Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, and her work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans.

Also featuring:

Arlene Avakian, Professor Emeritus – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

Banu Subramanian,  Associate Dean – College of Humanities and Fine Arts / Associate Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

Brittney Cooper, Assistant Professor – Women's and Gender Studies / Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Daphne Lamothe, Associate Professor – Afro-American Studies, Smith College

Emily Lordi, Assistant Professor – English, UMass Amherst

Joe Bartolomeo, Associate Dean – College of Humanities & Fine Arts, UMass Amherst

John Bracey, Interim Chair – Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst

Laura Briggs, Chair – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

Mecca Sullivan, Assistant Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

Paula Giddings, Professor – Afro-American Studies, Smith College

Rhon Manigault-Bryant, Assistant Professor – Africana Studies, Williams College

Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor – English, University of Pennsylvania

Tanisha Ford, Assistant Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Assistant Professor – Anthropology, UMass Amherst

 

Panel 1: Genealogies of African American and Black Feminist Scholarship at UMass Amherst

Panel 2: New Directions in Black Cultural Studies

Panel 3: The Place of Black Feminism: New Methodologies and Praxis

 

 

Free and open to the public

Register online by February 21 2014: blackfeminismsymposium.blogspot.com

Symposium organized by: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies – UMass Amherst

Co-sponsors:  College of Humanities and Fine Arts – UMass Amherst ▪ W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies – UMass Amherst ▪ Department of History – UMass Amherst ▪ Department of Communication – UMass Amherst ▪ Social Thought and Political Economy Program – UMass Amherst ▪ Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies – UMass Amherst ▪ Interdisciplinary Studies Institute – UMass Amherst ▪ Commonwealth Honors College – UMass Amherst ▪ Feminist Studies – Hampshire College ▪ Study of Women and Gender – Smith College ▪ Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies – Amherst College ▪ Gender Studies – Mount Holyoke College ▪ Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Event Category

Conference/Seminar