Activism in Academia III

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Social Justice through Image, Movement, and Melody

Wendell Cooper, CUNY-Lehman: “Polyrhythmic Disidentifications”

Jennifer Rhodes, Columbia University: “Give Her Black Eyes: Violence and the Opera Subtitle”

Marco Ramírez Rojas, CUNY-Lehman: “Adelitas: Women Warriors of the Mexican Revolution”

Mario Moore, Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts: “Black Men and the Fleeting Pursuit of Relaxation”


12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch Reception


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Diversifying and Decolonizing the Professoriate

Afrodesia McCannon, New York University: “#MoC: Medievalists of Color”

Manu Samriti Chander, Rutgers-Newark, “#Bigger6: Coteries and Collectives”

Eugenia Zuroski, McMaster University: “#BIPOC18 and the Undercommons of Enlightenment”

Devin Griffiths, University of Southern California: “The Ecology of Memes”


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Perspectives from the Pipeline – Student Roundtable Discussion

Javiera Morales-Reyes, Transatlantic studies

Jennifer Chang, African and African-American studies

Sharon Lee, Asian and Asian American studies

Ashley Davis, Contemporary and Fan Fiction studies


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: #MeToo Evolving

Julie Goldscheid, CUNY Law School: “Sexual assault at the Border: Holding the federal government accountable”

Vani Kanaan, CUNY-Lehman:

Johanna Folk, University of California, San Francisco: “Why Do Professors Who Have Sexually Assaulted Trainees Still Get NIH Training Grants? And Other Important Questions”

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