Category Archives: DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar

12/3: DC African American Studies Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Seminar will be on December 3 at George Washington University’s Gelman Library from 2:00-3:15 pm.

The seminar will be discussing the following paper:

Natanya Duncan (LeHigh University) – ” White in Color Only: The Poems of Ethel Trew Dunlap”

For copies of the paper or more information, email Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com.

11/5: DC African American Studies Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Seminar will be on November 5 at George Washington University’s Gelman Library from 2:00-4:30 pm.

Note: The original date for this meeting had been 10/22, but needed to be rescheduled.

The seminar will be discussing the following two papers:

  • Cecilia Cárdenas-Navia (Yale University) –  “From Soul Sister to King of Pop: Skin Technologies to Epidermal Transformation in the Melanin Era”
  • Izetta Mobley (University of Maryland) – “London Fog: Masculinity, Photography, and Blackness in the Aesthetic Production of Yinka Shonibare and Oscar Wilde”

For copies of the paper or more information, email Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com

The final meeting of the year will be on 12/3, when we will be discussing papers by Natanya Duncan (LeHigh),  Brandi Summers and Kathryn Howell (Virginia Commonwealth).

9/17: DC-Area African American Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar is this Saturday, 17 Sept 2016.  The seminar will meet from 2-4:30 pm at the Teamsters’ Archive in George Washington University’s Gelman Library, 7th floor.

The paper under discussion will be:

  • Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) – “Reparations in the Civil Rights Era”
  • Jessica Levy (Johns Hopkins) – “Governing the ‘Black Power’ City: Leon H. Sullivan, Opportunities Industrialization Centers Inc., and the Rise of Black Empowerment”

For copies of the papers or more information, please contact Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com.