Middle East Studies

Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Displacement | Imperial Origins of Racialized Lives: From Enslavement to Black Lives Matter

Friday, April 7, 2017

11:30am – 5:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media, The Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies, Middle East Studies, and the Photographic Archives Research Group (PARG)

​11:30 – Welcome

12-2:15 Panel 1

Sheila Pree Bright, Photographer

"From Abolitionist Movement to Black Lives Matter"

Michael Sawyer, Colorado College

"Meditations On Police Violence”

Anne McClintock, Princeton University

"Ghostscapes and Environmental Crises"

Chair: Ariella Azoulay

2:15-3:00 PM Lunch​ Break​

3:15 – 5:30 PM Panel 2

Anthony Bogues, Brown University

"Blackness and the radical imagination: Rethinking freedom"

Danielle Jackson, Bronx Documentary Center

"New Documents"

Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University

"The Beauty of the Ungovernable"

Chair: Beshara Doumani

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