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HISTORICIZING BLACKNESS: SPORTS, PERFORMANCE, AND POLITICS

Saturday, April 1 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Faculty Staff Club Room, The Nittany Lion Inn

A Workshop for Junior Faculty, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Advanced Graduate Students

 

SPECTERS OF FRAILTY:

10:00 am-11:30 am: Faculty Staff Club, NLI

Introduction by Dr. Amira Rose Davis, Richards Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State University

Ilyas O. Abukar, PhD candidate, University of Maryland, College Park, “Refuse Slavery and the Weak Black Body”

Dr. Rhaisa K. Williams, Post Dostoral Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, “When the Body Gives Out: Emmett Till’s Funeral and the National Staging of Black Maternal Grief”

Response: Dr. Cynthia Young, Head, Department of African American Studies, Associate Professor of African American Studies and English, Penn State University

 

11:45-1:15 pm: Lunch, Penn State Room, NLI (Advance registration required, seating is limited. Register by email by March 24 to richardscenter@psu.edu)

 

BLACK WOMEN’S EMBODIMENT AND RACE-MAKING

1:30-3:00 pm: Faculty Staff Club, NLI

Introduction by Tyler Sperrazza, PhD candidate, Departments of History and African American Studies, Penn State University

Carrie A. Streeter, PhD candidate, University of California, San Diego, “Mind-Body Practices for Racial Uplift: Black Women and Expressive Training, 1890s-1920s”

Dr. Ava Purkiss, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, “Recreating the Race: Citizenship and Black Women’s Active Recreation”

Response: Dr. Crystal Sanders, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Penn State University

 

3:00-3:15 pm: Break

 

IMPERIALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS

3:15-4:45 pm: Faculty Staff Club, NLI

Introduction by Amira Rose Davis, Richards Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State University

Dr. Michael J. Gennaro, Assistant Professor of African History, Grambling State University,  “The Empire Boxes Back: Boxing, the British Empire Championship, and Changing Conceptions of Race in the Black Atlantic, 1948-1960”

Connor Williams, PhD candidate, Yale University, “‘They Struck for the Freedom of Every Black Man in the World:’ Haitian Independence and the African Diaspora in Frederick Douglass’ Historical Imaginary”

Response: Dr. Abraham Khan, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Communications Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

Co-sponsored by the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, National Endowment for the Humanitites (NEH) We the People Challenge Grant, and The African American Studies Department.

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Event Type

Diversity

Departments

Faculty, Undergraduate, Graduate

Website

http://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/prog...

Cost

Free, limited seating, register by March 24 to RichardsCenter@psu.edu

Group

Richards Center

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