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Feb 1, 2021 -Feb 28, 2021 | All day


A Seat at Our Table: Student writing in Confluence

Throughout February, Confluence will run a special issue, A Seat At Our Table, in honor of Black History Month. The issue will be devoted to students’ final research papers from Shatima Jones’s Fall 2020 courses "(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair" and "Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television."

Read the work of student authors as they grapple with questions about conceptualizations of Blackness, identifications, representation, and activism, as well as the social and political climate during which the papers were written.

February 1: Black Mothers and Boss Ladies on the Screen
Cheyenne Porcher; Courteney Celestin; Ava Marshall; and Kendra Brown.

February 8: Gazes on Black Hair and Beauty
Netanya Ronn; Tatyana Tandanpolie; Melany Canela; Britney Agyen; and Rachel Goulston.

February 16: Black Aesthetics and Activism
Taylor Haynes, Kayla Perez, Nina Ahmadi, and Sean Salmons.

February 22
Blackness on Film: Tropes, Traumas, and Resistance

Andrea Maia, Cecilia Innis, Sydney Cusic, and Louis Tambue, and Mike Flom

Photo credit: Colin Jerolmack


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