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Spring 2013

IRAAS Conversations Lecture Series

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) continues its rich tradition of hosting a series of “CONVERSATIONS”. Initiated in 1993, The Institute sponsors these free “conversation” with the goal of bringing together members of the Harlem community and the Columbia University community for critical exchange with leading scholars who explore a wide range of issues that have shaped and continue to define the black experience. Through this lecture series we will address the historical and contemporary social, political and economic conditions and experiences of blacks in the U.S. as well as the larger African Diaspora. We invite you to join us as we help shape the future direction of Black Studies.

**All Conversations lectures are held at 4:00pm in Room 758 Schermerhorn Extension on the Columbia University Morningside Campus unless otherwise noted.

This Spring at IRAAS !

  • Friday, February 1, 2013
    Maggie Anderson
    Author of "OUR BLACK YEAR", and the Founder and CEO of The Empowerment Experiment (EE) and the Empowerment Experiment Foundation, INC. (EEF).
    Topic:  ‘Our Black Year - My Year of Buying Black in America's Racially Divided Economy"
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  • Friday,  February 22, 2013
    Kellie Jones
    Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology
    IRAAS Research Fellow

    Columbia University

    Topic:   "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980"
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  • Friday, March 08, 2013
    Anthea Butler
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies
    University of Pennslyvania
    Topic:  "Shuckin' and Jiving: God and Racism in the Republican Party from the 2008 election to the 2012 election cycle"
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  • Friday,  April 05, 2013
    Monica L. Miller
    Associate Professor of English
    IRAAS Term Fellow
    Barnard College
    Topic:   "Howard/Harvard: 'Our Kind of People' and Black Ivy Style"
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  • Friday,  April 26, 2013
    Kimberley Johnson
    Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program
    IRAAS Term Fellow
    Barnard College
    Topic: "Suburban Dream or American Banlieu? The Political Economy of Black Suburbs"

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  • Friday,  May 03, 2013
    Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
    William S. Todd Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University
    Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University
    Topic:  "An Uncommon Faith: W.E.B. DuBois and 'Of the Passing of the First-Born'"

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