Skip to main content

African & African American Studies Events

Spring 2020

Black History Month Lecture with Prof. Saidiya Hartman

February 21, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge

"Wild Thoughts and Rumors about the Auspicious Era of Extensive Freedom, or A Speculative History of the Demise of White Supremacy"

Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America (Oxford UP, 1997) and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), and most recently, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval (Norton, 2019). In 2019 Prof. Hartman was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, widely known as the “genius grant,” for her work as a literary scholar and cultural historian.

FREE and open to the public. RSVP here.