The Black Feminist Futures Symposium

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May 20, 2016 to May 21, 2016
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Black Feminist Futures Symposium

Friday May 20, 2016 (5:00PM-8:00 PM) and Saturday May 21,2016 (8:30 AM – 7:30 PM)

Free and open to the public, this radically interdisciplinary conversation will engage questions around black feminist futurity. The symposium will survey interdisciplinary discourses within and beyond the field of black feminist theory to investigate the conditions of possibility for black feminist futurity within the academy. The weekend will include presentations from leading scholars in the field including Cathy CohenRoderick Ferguson, Kara Keeling, C. Riley Snorton, Monica L. Miller, Zakiyyah Jackson, Nicole Fleetwood, Matt Richardson, Kai M. Green, Treva Lindsey, Jafari Allen, Tina Campt, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Vanessa Agard-Jones, Jayna Brown, and Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman.

This program is organized by Brittnay Proctor (PhD Candidate, Northwestern African-American Studies), Chelsea M. Frazier (PhD Student, Northwestern African-American Studies), and Shoniqua Roach (PhD Candidate, Northwestern Performance Studies)

Co-sponsors: The Graduate School, African American Studies, Edith Kreeger Wolf Endowment, Performance Studies, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Center for African American History, Center for Global Culture and Communication, Critical Theory, Sociology, Philosophy, English,  Communication Studies, The Black Arts Initiative, Gender Studies, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, International Studies, Program of African Studies, Latino Studies, Art History, American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Sexualities Project at Northwestern, and Office of the Provost.