Events and Speakers

2016-2017 Speaker Series

September 29th | 2:00 p.m. | Memorial 117 | 1111 Memorial Drive |Coral Gables, FL 33146


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Race and Citizenship in US Political Culture: From the 1790 Naturalization Act to the Donald Trump Phenomenon


Matthew Frye Jacobson is a professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University. His works include What have they Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America (with Gaspar Gonzalez, 2006), Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America (2005), Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917 (2000), and. Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (1998).

October 25th | 2:00 p.m. | Memorial 117 | 1111 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146


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Some Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards


Lydie Diakhaté is an independent curator and film producer, co-founder and co-director of the annual Real Life Documentary Festival in Accra (2006). Her objective is to produce and disseminate African and African Diaspora films and other arts. She is also an art critic specializing in the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora and has written for different magazines and newspapers. She was the former editor for a French Government Publication on youth and education.

October 27th | 12:30 p.m. | Cuban Heritage Collection Conference Room | Richter Library 2nd Floor | University of Miami | Coral Gables, FL 33143

Digital Cultural Heritage - Preservation, Citizenship, and Sustainable Development in Afro Latin America

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Digital Cultural Heritage: Preservation, Citizenship, and Sustainable Development in Afro Latin America


Amilcar Priestley is the Director of the AfroLatin@ project. The project aims to facilitate the digital curation of AfroLatino experiences and histories by encouraging the use of digital tools for the socioeconomic and political development of AfroLatino communities. Her lecture will focus on the ways in which digital cultural heritage collection, preservation, and engagement with digital technology can facilitate important aspects of citizenship including education, inclusion, and equality.


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November 7th | 12:00 p.m. | School of Nursing Conference Room | University of Miami | Coral Gables, FL 33143

Black Girlhood - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

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Black Girlhood: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

AIMEE COX (Fordham University)

ABOSEDE GEORGE (Barnard/Columbia University)

Aimee Cox is  a cultural anthropologist and movement artist who teaches in the African and African American Studies Department at Fordham University. She is the author of Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke 2015) and the forthcoming edited volume, Gender and Space (MacMillan). She is also the founder of BlackLight, a young women of color-led activist art initiative that produced community based projects in Detroit, Newark, and New York City. 


Abosede George is an Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Barnard College and Colunbia University. Her book, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development (OUP 2014), is the recipient of the Aidoo-Snyder Prize by the African Studies Association Women's Caucus. She currently works on The Ekopolitan Project, a digital archive of family history sources on migrant communities in nineteeth and twentieth century Lagos, West Africa.