Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates:


American Karma: Race, Migration, and the Indian Diaspora
4 PM, April 9
Sunil Bhatia, Connecticut College

The intertwining of gender and sexuality among sexual minorities in Francophone West Africa
11 AM EDT, April 12

Christophe Broqua, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifque (CNRS)

Black Genders Across Space and Time
2 PM, April 12

Godfried Asante, San Diego State University
Moya Bailey, Northeastern University
Sharon Bridgforth, dat Black Mermaid Man Lady
Dr. Shameka Powell, Tufts University

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Why Do Fascists Continue to Use the Law? Returning to Marxist State Theory to Think about Trumpism
4 PM, April 12

Judith Grant, Ohio University

Taft Center Fellows
3 PM, April 13

Mortuary Science and the Language and Practices of Care
Lora Arduser, Department of English

Speaking, Sensing, and Abstracting Away
Peter Langland-Hassan, Department of Philosophy

A New Realism: Modern Japanese Art Criticism of the Interwar Years
Mikiko Hirayama, Department of German Studies

Memory and Liberation in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction
Cassandra L. Jones, Department of Africana Studies

Cherokee of the Cumberland
Kenneth Tankersley, Department of Anthropology

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Return of Genetic Ancestry Results to Participants of the Afro-Mexico Genomics Project
4 PM EST, April 15
Maria C. Avila-Arcos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Sri Lankan Refugee Homes: (Re)creating home during resettlement in Australia
4 PM, April 16

Charishma Ratnam, Monash University (Australia)

6 PM, April 17

Harriet Tubman Theater, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Live Stream link TBA

Archival Imaginations: Waterways, Circulation and Glimmers of Place
2 PM, April 21
Chandra Frank, Taft Postdoctoral Fellow
Featuring talks talks from:
  • Julietta Singh, University of Richmond
  • Anjali Arondekar, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Uri McMillan, University of California Los Angeles
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Taft Faculty Write
10 AM - 2 PM, May 3-7

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Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra
1 PM, May 11

Sylvia Bawa, York University and Oluwakemi Balogun, University of Oregon
Anima Adjepong, Taft Research Center Postdoctoral Fellow
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Black Wall Street: Art and the Archive
2 PM, May 13

Dr. Tiffany Barber (moderator)
Crystal Z. Campbell
Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey
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Taft Faculty Write
10 AM - 2 PM, July 12-16

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2020-21 Taft Postdoctoral Fellows

Chandra Frank, PhD, Department of Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies, with an emphasis on queer and feminist studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. For more about Dr. Frank, please click here.

Anima Adjepong, PhD, Sociology, with graduate certificates in Women’s and Gender Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin. For more about Dr. Adjepong, please click here.
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