Africana Studies: Future of the Field Conference Schedule ~ October 17-18, 2013

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

5 pm

Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum

3260 South Street

African Independence Screening & Remarks by Director Tukufu Zuberi

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

9 am - 6pm

Claudia Cohen Hall, Room G-17

249 South 36th Street

 

Conference Schedule & Panels

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am                Knowledge Production and the Fetish of Theory

 

Dr. Chouki El Hamel

Associate Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University

http://www.public.asu.edu/~hel01/

 

Dr. Michael Hanchard

Professor, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

http://krieger.jhu.edu/africana/directory/hanchard.html

 

Dr. Imani Perry

Professor, Center for African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/people/faculty/imani-perry/

 

Moderator:  Dr. Herman Beavers, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/department/herman-beavers

 

 

 

10:45 am -12:15 pm             Teleologies of Space, Place and Time

 

Dr. Edda Fields-Black

Associate Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.history.cmu.edu/faculty/fieldsblack.html

 

Dr. Tracey Hucks

Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Haverford College

http://www.haverford.edu/faculty/thucks

 

Dr. Valerie Smith

Dean of the College, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, English, and

African American Studies, Department of English, Princeton University

http://odoc.princeton.edu/about/who/valerie-smith

 

Moderator:  Dr. Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/department/deborah-thomas

 

 

 

12:30 pm - 2 pm            Lunch

 

 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm              Gatekeeping and the Problem of Recognition

 

Dr. Judith Byfield 

Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University

http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-byfield.php


Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity, School of Religion, University of Southern California

http://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/faculty-and-staff/faculty.cfm?pid=1038031

 

Dr. Harvey Young

Associate Professor, Theatre, Performance Studies, African American Studies, and Radio/Television/Film, Department of Theatre, Northwestern University

https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/faculty/?PID=HarveyYoung

 

Moderator:  Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Music, University of Pennsylvania

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/music/people/standing-faculty/guthrie-ramsey

 

 

 

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm                   Black Body Politic

 

Dr. Jafari Sinclaire Allen

Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and African American Studies, Yale University

http://www.yale.edu/anthro/anthropology/Jafari_Allen.html

 

Dr. Kali Gross

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of Texas at Austin

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/aads/faculty/kg22825

 

Deborah Willis, Ph.D.,

University Professor, Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging, New York University

http://admin.tisch.nyu.edu/object/WillisD.html

 

Moderator:  Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies, Director, Program on Race, Science, and Society

https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/department/dorothy-roberts

 

 

 

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm                   Keynote

 

Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin

William B. Ransford Professor, English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies, Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/iraas/griffin.html