What Am I Thinking About Now Seminar Series

What I Am Thinking About Now: Scott Poulson-Bryant, “The Black Version: Rac(e)ing Popular Culture in the 1970s”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Scott Poulson-Bryant, Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity, Brown University and Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University.

“The Black Version: Rac(e)ing Popular Culture in the 1970s”
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, “Policing as the Public Theater of Racial Degradation”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brown University and an affiliated faculty with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL.  

“Policing and the Public Theater of Racial Degradation”
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Bonnie Honig, “Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick, and the Gendered Politics of Refusal”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University.

“Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick, and the Gendered Politics of Refusal”
When GQ photographed Colin Kaepernick as their
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, “A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Dana Gooley, “The Witch’s Rap: Whiteness and Blackness in the Broadway Musical”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dana Gooley, Professor of Music at Brown University.

“The Witch’s Rap: Whiteness and Blackness in the Broadway Musical”
Stephen Sondheim’s classic show Into the Woods (1987) has a show-stopping number in which the apparentlyRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Anthony Bogues, “Black Critique: Race, Freedom and Capitalism”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory and Director of the Center of the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.

“Black Critique: Race, Freedom & Capitalism”
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Lisa Biggs, “Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University.

“Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”
Though largely overlooked in dominant discourses about mass incarceration,Read More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Lynn Hernández, “The Equitable Involvement of Community in Public Health Research through Community-Based Participatory Research”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Lynn Hernández, Director of University Inclusion Programs in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, School of Public Health, Brown University.

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What I Am Thinking About Now: Dixa Ramírez, “Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”

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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dixa Ramírez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”
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What I Am Thinking About Now: Kevin Quashie, “Relation, in Search of an Ethic of Black Relation”

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Kevin Quashie, Professor of English at Brown University, titled “Relation, in Search of an Ethic of Black Relation”

Professor Quashie has been interested in thinking about aliveness–not death, even as death is properly and vitally centered in scholarly and everyday discourse–but black aliveness. And at the heart ofRead More

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