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January 19 through April 28, 2019: Exhibition at the Carlos Museum, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou. It explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black men in the US. More here.

January 24: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Marion Tricoire (Emory University), will present her paper, “Literary Lagos: The Textual Texture of Social Connection.” 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

January 29: Film screening of the documentary, And Then They Came for Us, about the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. Reception at 6 p.m., screening from 7 to 9 p.m., at Georgia Public Broadcasting (260 14th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318). Register (for free) here.



February 5: Inter-Campus Seminar Series on “The Practice of Democracy” featuring keynote speaker Helen Kim Ho, an attorney and community activist whose talk is titled, “Advancing the Rights of the Fastest Growing Racial Group in America: A Perspective on Asian Americans, Racism, and Politics in the Deep South.” 5 p.m. at Georgia State University, 2150 (21st Floor), 25 Park Place Atlanta, GA 30303.

February 7: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Tasha Rijke-Epstein (Vanderbilt University), “The Texture of a Home: Sedimented Histories of Labor and Kinship in Majunga, Madagascar (1920s–1960s).” Co-sponsored by the Department of History. 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

February 8: Public lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah, titled “Art and Identity.” 3:00 p.m., Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall

February 11: JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium: “The Art of the Slave Ship Icon.” 12 to 1:30 p.m., Ethics Center Commons, RM 102.

February 18: JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium: “Convicted & Condemned: Politics, Prisoner Reentry.” 12 to 1:30 p.m., Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library.

February 21: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Sanyu Mojola (University of Michigan), “‘A Nowadays Disease?’ Aging, Gendered Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in a Rural South African Community.” 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

February 25: JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium: “Slave & Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century.” Tera W. Hunter reveals the myriad ways couples adopted, adapted, revised, and rejected white Christian ideas of marriage. 12 to 1:30 p.m., Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library.


Ongoing: “Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection
Schatten Gallery,” curated by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, author and associate professor of African American Studies at Emory. Woodruff Library Level 3 (rotunda and corridor).

March 1: Presentation by Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, a political anthropologist specializing in questions of sovereignty, citizenship, and race across the Americas. In her talk, “The Coloniality of Disaster: Race, Empire, and Emergency in Puerto Rico,” she will discuss how catastrophic events like hurricanes as well as forms of political and economic crisis deepen the fault lines of long-existing racial and colonial histories. 2:30 p.m., Atwood 360.

March 2: Film Screening: Zama. An adaptation of Antonio di Benedetto’s legendary novel about Don Diego de Zama, a colonial magistrate in 17th-century Spanish-controlled Argentina. 3 – 4 p.m., White Hall 208.

March 4: JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium: “Juliet Hooker: Theorizing Race in the Americas.” 12 to 1:30 p.m., Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library.

March 7: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Daniel Thompson (Emory University), “The Social Contract in an African City: Clan Entitlements, State Authority, and Urban Inequality in Jigjiga, Ethiopia.” 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

March 26: Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard University, will deliver the lecture, “Freedom for What? The Underside of Religious Protections in the Black Freedom Struggle,” as part of the 2019 Harold J. Berman Forum in Law and Religion. 12–1:30 p.m., Pitts Lecture Hall, Candler School of Theology.

March 26: Talk by Dr. Jason Young, University of Michigan: “What Was African American Religion?: New Approaches to Black Religiosity.” 4:30–6 p.m., Rita Anne Rollins Bldg. 252.

March 27: Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver the lecture, “Doing God in Europe: The Limits of Law and Pluralism,” as part of the 2019 Harold J. Berman Forum in Law and Religion. 12:30–2 p.m., Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law.

March 27: Talk by Professor Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University and author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights Before the Civil War. 4:30–6:15 p.m., White Hall, Room 101.

March 28: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brown University), “Enslaved Africans as Agents of Abolitionism in Angola.” Co-sponsored by the Department of History. 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.


April 1: Talk by Keisha Brown, JWJI Visiting Fellow: “Blackness in China: Afro-Americans under Mao.” 12–1:30 p.m., Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library.

April 3: The Howard Thurman Story: Film Screening & Panel. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Rita Anne Rollins Building 252, Candler Theology.

April 4: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o will give a public reading with book signing to follow at Agnes Scott College’s 48th Annual Writers’ Festival. 8 p.m., Winter Theater, Dana Fine Arts.

April 8: Talk by Jeremiah Favara, JWJI Visiting Fellow: “Race, Military Recruitment Advertising & Violence.” 12–1:30 p.m., Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library.

April 11: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, who received his PhD from Emory in Art History and is now Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present his work as a curator in Dakar and Lagos. He will discuss connections between contemporary arts and literature on the continent. 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

April 11: Department of Political Science Foreign Imposed Regime Change Speaker Series: Luke Condra (University of Pittsburgh), “The World in Our Image? America’s Imposition of Regime Change.” 5:30–7 p.m., White Hall 206.

April 25: Institute of African Studies Seminar. Ben Twagira (Emory University), “Male Transients and Women Landowners in Kampala, ca. 1930s–1966.” 4:15 p.m., Candler Library 212.

April 28, 2019: Final day of the exhibition at the Carlos Museum, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou. More here.