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Archive – March 2013
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will deliver the second annual "Reflections on African American Studies Lecture" entitled, "African American Studies and the Lessons of Experience” on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101, on Princeton University’s campus. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Next fall, CAAS is offering 11 seminars and/or lectures including AAS 201: Introduction to the Study of African American Cultural Practices. In addition, we will be offering a new lecture taught by Professor Alexandra Vazquez AAS 412: Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora, and a new seminar AAS 327: Blackness in the Early Modern Atlantic World to be taught by Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Ethnicity Studies Larissa Brewer-Garcia.
Conceived and organized by Professor Anne A. Cheng, Critical Encounter Series: "Writing, Food, and Intimacy" will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m., in McCormick Hall, Room 101. This event will feature a round table discussion by premier culinary writers and chefs, and will delight the "foodie" in all of us.
Professor Aldon Morris of Northwestern University will deliver the annual Melvin Tumin Lecture on Tuesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m., in Robertson Hall, Bowl 002. His lecture entitled, "W. E. B. Du Bois and Scientific Sociology" will argue that Du Bois was the founding father of scientific sociology in the United States.
United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith discuss poetry, race, and the search of self
The Center for African American Studies and the Lewis Center for the Arts hosted a public conversation between esteemed Pulitzer prize-winning poets, Natasha Trethewey and Tracy K. Smith in the Rotunda of Chancellor Green on Princeton University’s campus on February 28, 2013.