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Previous Global Approaches Lectures

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Global Approaches to Intersectionality is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute’s Critical Philosophy of Race Initiative and the Africana Research Center. The project is designed to catalyze research into theories of race, gender, class, sexuality, and other intersections of identity in three sites: Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States.

This speaker series is designed to foster a sustained conversation with intellectuals in southern as well as northern contexts on themes at the intersection of class, race, sexuality, gender, and other vectors of identity in relation to Africa, especially South Africa. Topics include an investigation of the theoretical resources that best meet the challenges facing so-called “postcolonial” Africa, and how the theoretical resources developed from the African experience can enrich United States’ theorizing on race and other vectors of identity.

If you would like to view our recorded events or interviews, you can find that information on the respective Past Event pageYouTube, or iTunes U.

Africans in the Americas and African Americans in Africa: the Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in the 21st Century

When: Feb 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Where: Heritage Hall, HUB, and Smeal College of Business

The Department of African and African American Studies, the Africana Research Center, the Smeal College of Business, and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center will be hosting the 37th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association (NYASA). The NYASA, founded in 1967 as the SUNY African Studies Faculty Association, is a non-profit membership association, incorporated as NYASA in 1975, dedicated to advancing the discipline of Africana Studies. Africans in the Americas and African Americans in Africa: the Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in the 21st Century - Read More…

Conference—Articulating Africana Philosophy

When: from Nov 04, 2011 12:00 AM to Nov 05, 2011 12:00 AM
Where: Beaver Room, Allen Street Grill

Lost in Translation? Black Feminism, Social Justice and Intersectionality

When: Apr 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Professor Collins is a social theorist whose research and scholarship have examined issues of race, gender, social class, sexuality and/or nation. Her first book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, published in 1990, with a revised tenth year anniversary edition published in 2000, won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for significant scholarship in gender, and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her second book, Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, 6th ed. (2007), edited with Margaret Andersen, is widely used in undergraduate classrooms in over 200 colleges and universities. Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism (Routledge, 2004) received ASA’s 2007 Distinguished Publication Award. Her other books include Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice (University of Minnesota Press, 1998); and From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Temple University Press in press for 2005). She has published many articles in professional journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Signs, Sociological Theory, Social Problems, and Black Scholar, as well as in edited volumes Lost in Translation? Black Feminism, Social Justice and Intersectionality - Read More…

Manifestations of Interconnectedness in (Southern?) African Philosophy

When: Nov 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM
Where: Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Antjie Krog, internationally acclaimed author of Country of My Skull, is Extraordinary Professor in the Arts Faculty at the University of the Western Cape. Krog, an accomplished Afrikaans poet, became well known as one of the SABC radio journalists who reported on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the mid 1990s. Her best-selling book is an account of her TRC experience, and has recently been followed up by A Change of Tongue,a book that deals with South Africa's recent social and cultural transformation. Both texts are featured on the SA Library's list of the ten most influential books published over the past ten years that focus on issues of democracy. Manifestations of Interconnectedness in (Southern?) African Philosophy - Read More…