October 13 and October 14 2022 Black Futures Symposium: Black Ecologies

Black Futures Symposium: Black Ecologies  Join the Black Studies Colloquium for its inaugural Black Futures symposium. This year our  theme is “Black Ecologies.” We aim to welcome a range of interpretations of Black Ecologies as thought and practice emerging from the study of geography, social history, effects of climate change or disruptions in the social and […]

“Such is Aunt Nancy:” Gender, Scavenging, and Racial Capitalism on the Harlem Renaissance Stage”

Description  In what spaces and places can poor Black women’s work be economically and socially valued? Is scavenging labor? Can Black women’s care and ingenuity transform discarded items? And what does it mean to depict these issues in the context of an emerging Black Modernity of the Harlem Rennaissance? In this Work-in-Progress style presentation, Professor Erica Richardson (English, […]

“An Indestructible Life: Reflections on Marronage” A Presentation by Pedro Lebrón Ortiz March 16 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom

  How can we understand marronage beyond juridical, anthropological, or historical limitations? If our present moment is constituted by the “afterlives of slavery”, or “las huellas de la esclavitud,” and historically slavery and marronage were two inextricable processes, how can we think about marronage expansively? Relatedly, how can we understand Blackness and Black life beyond […]

“Racial Imaginaries, Classification Schemas and Place in Puerto Rico and among Puerto Ricans in the Continental USA” February 16, 2002 6:00pm

On February 16, 2022, at 6:00pm on Zoom, join the Black Studies Colloquium in a presentation workshop of the scholarship of Professor Hector R. Cordero-Guzman (Marxe) on “Racial Imaginaries, Classification Schemas, and Place in Puerto Rico and among Puerto Ricans in the Continental USA.”   Professor Cordero-Guzman’s work critiques the controversial New York Times piece, […]

Black Futures: Black Studies, Black Ecologies and African Diaspora Spring 2022

The Black Studies Colloquium is pleased to announce a special public-facing research and pedagogy series Spring 2022, Black Futures: Black Studies Black Ecologies and African Diaspora. With the generous support of the Baruch Provost Faculty Innovativation Seed Grant, the Black studies colloquium will host a series of research and creative inquiry-based events focusing on conversations […]

December 2, 2021 1:00pm Guest Scholar Evelyn Simien (University of Connecticut): “Historic Firsts in U.S. Elections”

Join the Baruch Black Studies Colloquium Dec 2, 2021 to learn more about the implications of recent historic and trailblazing elections with Professor Evelyn Simien, Department of Political Science, (University of Connecticut).  Professor Simien will be discussing her recent publication as well as previous work on the symbolic political empowerment followed by a live Zoom […]

Faculty Scholarly Presentation: The Fight Against Racial Capitalism: From Maroon Communities to the Haitian Revolution Nov 3 6:00pm

Professor Tshombe Miles in the Black and Latino Studies Department at Baruch College will present his work on the Black Radical Tradition using examples from maroon communities to the Haitian Revolution. The talk will focus on the question of how these communities created spaces of economic development in the face of racial capitalism despite the […]

Join a Black Studies Roundtable Discussion on “Decolonizing the United States: Lessons From Africa” April 20, 6:00pm

Greeting Faculty and Staff!   On April 20 at 6:00 pm the Black Studies Colloquium will delve into a conversation about Black Studies focusing on the work of our esteemed colleague Zachariah Mampilly. In this round table discussion, we will consider a diasporic framing of Black Studies.  This conversation will build from a section (pp. 25-34) […]