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Monday, January 13, 2014
We are delighted to invite you to the Symposium Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora. With this event, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst commemorates its 40th anniversary. It will bring together a group of scholars working at the intersections of black and feminist diasporic studies. Our keynote address "The Place of Black Feminism" will be delivered by Dr. Dorothy Roberts, from the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to access the program (or see below).
When? February 28 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where? Amherst Room (10th Floor), Campus Center
This event is free and open to the public. To participate, please register by February 20 here.
9:30 – 10:00 Meet/greet & continental breakfast
Joe Bartolomeo, Associate Dean – College of Humanities & Fine Arts, UMass
Laura Briggs, Chair – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
10:15-11:15 Keynote address
“The Place of Black Feminism”
Dorothy E. Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology, Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
11:15:12:30 Panel 1
In the Beginning: Bringing Gender into Afro-American Studies / Bringing Race into Women's Studies
Presenters: John Bracey, Interim Chair – Afro-American Studies, UMass
Arlene Avakian, Professor Emeritus – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
Moderator: Paula Giddings, Professor – Afro-American Studies, Smith
12:30-1:30 Buffet lunch
1:45-3:15 Panel 2
New Directions in Black Cultural Studies
Presenters: Tanisha Ford, Assistant Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor – English, University of Pennsylvania
Emily Lordi, Assistant Professor – English, UMass Amherst
Moderator: Daphne Lamothe, Associate Professor – Afro-American Studies, Smith College
3:30-5:00 Panel 3
The Place of Black Feminism: New Methodologies and Praxis
Presenters: Brittney Cooper, Assistant Professor – Women's and Gender Studies / Africana Studies, Rutgers University
Rhon Manigault-Bryant, Assistant Professor – Africana Studies, Williams College
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Assistant Professor – Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Moderator: Mecca Sullivan, Assistant Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
5:00-5:30 Closing remarks
Banu Subramanian, Associate Dean – College of Humanities and Fine Arts /
Associate Professor – Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst