Registration for spring courses begins on December 3rd, and this spring CAAS offers more courses than ever previously offered, including eleven new courses. New faculty members contribute significantly to the increase in courses. Take a look at the spring courses and spread the word about these exciting offerings.
On Thursday, December 4th, Princeton University students, faculty and staff walked out of class and joined in a protest in solidarity with movements across the country and world for black lives, and against racism and unjust systems. Follow the link for a moving video of the day's events.
This year's faculty-graduate seminar, "Black Studies in the Digital Age," will bring eleven scholars to campus over the course of the 2014-15 academic year. The scholars will present works-in-progress on topics related to African Americans studies and the digital humanities to faculty and graduate student seminar participants.
Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor joins the Center for African American Studies as Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Taylor's research concerns include race and public policy especially concerning housing. She is also interested in social movements and Black politics in the United States. Taylor received her PhD from the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013.
Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa joins the Center for African American Studies as Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies. Nishikawa specializes in African American literature and modern print culture.His first book manuscript, Reading the Street, outlines the material history and cultural reception of African American pulp fiction in the post-civil rights era. Nishikawa received is PhD in Literature from Duke University in 2010.
Dr. Ruha Benjamin joins the Center for African American Studies as Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Faculty Associate in the Program on History of Science. Benjamin is the author of People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier. Next semester she will teach AAS 301 "Black to the Future: Science, Fiction, and Society" and AAS 235 "Race is Socially Constructed: Now What?"