Black Currents Symposium: 20th Anniversary of the Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley


December 7, 2017 – Banatao Auditorium

4:00-4:15 – Welcome by Dr. Brandi Wilkins Catanese and Dean Carla Hesse

4:30-5:45 – Opening Keynote Panel

Dr. Percy Hintzen

Dr. Margaret Wilkerson

Dr. Charles Henry

Moderator: Dr. Ula Taylor

5:45-7:00 – Reception

December 8, 2017

8:15-8:45 – Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15– Symposium Introduction

9:15-10:30 – Alumni Roundtable: Life Before and After the Ph.D

Dr. Kelley Deetz

Dr. Robeson Taj Frazier

Dr. Justin Gomer

Dr. Asia Leeds

Dr. Carter Mathes

Moderator: Lindsey Herbert

10:45-12:15 – Concurrent Panels – Session #1

Blackness and Urban Inequality

Location: 650 Barrows – Conference Room

Dr. Justin Gomer –

Dr. Shaun Ossei-Owusu

Dr. Erin Winkler

Discussant: Kenly Brown

Reconstructing the Archive

Location: Social Science Matrix

Dr. Kelley Deetz

Dr. Marisa Fuentes

Dr. Asia Leeds

Discussant: Kathryn Benjamin

12:15-1:15 – Lunch

1:15-2:45 – Concurrent Panels – Session #2

Queering Blackness, Gendering Blackness

Location: 650 Barrows – Conference Room

Dr. Marlon Bailey

Dr. Jasmine Johnson

Dr. Matt Richardson

Discussant: Kia Middleton

Rethinking Culture, Rethinking Circulation

Location: Social Science Matrix

Dr. Carter Mathes

Dr. Petra Rivera-Rideau

Dr. Robeson Taj Robeson

Dr. Elisa Joy White

Discussant: Zachary Manditch-Prottas

2:45-4:15 – Closing Keynote PanelFuture Directions in African Diaspora Studies

Location: Social Science Matrix

Dr. Marlon Bailey

Dr. Marisa Fuentes

Dr. Jasmine Johnson

Dr. Leigh Raiford

Dr. Ula Taylor

Moderator: Dr. Tianna S. Paschel

4:15-4:30 – Concluding Remarks