Duke University Center for African and African American Research

    • Jafari Allen lecture January 30, 2012

The Ethnography of Black Queer/Diaspora: Tracing Circuits of Desire - Jafari Allen

    • John Jackson Jr. lecture

Digitizing Africana Diasparas: Technology and Ethnobiology in the Black Hebrew Community - John L Jackson, Jr

John L. Jackson, Jr. , is the  Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology  at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Penn, Jackson  taught in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Jackson received his BA in Communications (Radio, TV, Film) from Howard University in Washington DC and his PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in New York City.  As a filmmaker, Jackson has produced a feature-length fiction film, documentaries and film-shorts that have screened at film festivals internationally. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Harvard University's Milton Fund, and the Lilly Endowment (during a year at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). He has published three books,  Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America  (University of Chicago Press, 2001),  Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and  Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness  (Basic, 2008), released in paperback in 2010. Jackson is currently writing a book on global Black Hebrewism (under contract with Harvard University Press). He is also working on two documentary films, one about contemporary conspiracy theories in urban America, another examining the history of state violence against Rastafari in Jamaica.

    • Bruce Hall

February 29, 2012 

African Genealogies of Race in the Sahel - Bruce Hall

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March 14, 2012

Mass Incarceration and the Infrastructure of Feeling: or, Why Caliban Can’t Say the “P” Word” - Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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April 11, 2012

The Social Life of DNA: From Genetic Kinship to Racial Justice - Alondra Nelson

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