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PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive| April 30 – May 1

PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive | April 30 – May 1,2019 The Sex and Slavery Lab’s closing event Register for free:  Please RSVP to if you are interested in joining us for the graduate student colloquium to receive the pre-circulated papers. What are black womanhood, black femme, and black queer & trans* labors in […]

Congratulations Professor Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson
Johns Hopkins University faculty members Lawrence Jackson and Matthew Porterfield have been named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Jackson, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who teaches in the departments of English and history, […]

“Early Black Utopias” One-Day Symposium to be held Friday, March 29

“Early Black Utopias” is a one-day symposium on race and utopia scheduled for Friday, March 29, and hosted by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium brings together a group of scholars whose work reveals a tradition of speculative thought in black politics and aesthetics from the colonial period through the Garvey movement. We define utopianism […]