Our courses draw on literature, philosophy, history, and many other disciplines to examine African, African-American, and Caribbean/Latin American themes. We also study the social construction of racial differences and its relation to the perpetuation of racism and racial domination.
Derecka Purnell is a human rights lawyer, writer and author of Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. She works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research and training in community-based organizations through an abolitionist framework.Video of “Becoming Abolitionists”
This course engages the buildings, cities, and landscapes of the former colonies of Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean. This class will examine the buildings, urban spaces, rural landscapes, and national capitals that emerged in response to these political histories.
To explore the political, social, and economic consequences of waves of migration in African states and among countries receiving African migrants, this course will examine the topics at the core of the transformation of African states in the global age.
We will explore this varied history of states and cultures in the African past—this course will focus primarily on the period between 1400 and 1885.
The Black Feminist Reproductive Justice, Equity & HIV/AIDS Activism (BREHA) Collective is a new interdisciplinary lab that foregrounds the experiences, labor, and political visions of Afro-Diasporic girls, women, and gender-diverse people in our shared and divergent struggles against reproductive injustice.Read more