Black Women, Black Studies, Knowledge Production
Four Duke Ph.D.s, who each received certificates in African and African American Studies, have had books with the central theme of blackness published in the past year. They return to campus for an intellectual reunion highlighting black studies and the importance of women in the production of knowledge.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The first 20 attendees will receive a free, signed copy of one of the books.
Alisha Gaines, Black for a Day: Fantasies of Race and Empathy
Treva B. Lindsey, Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C
Britt Rusert, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture
Bianca Williams, The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism
Sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies, the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity, and the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship.