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Altman Symposium: Race & Racism - Day 1

Thursday, April 28, 2022
1:00 pm
Shriver Center, Heritage Room

1:00 p.m.   Opening Remarks (Tim Melley)

1:05 p.m.   Racing Histories | Faculty/Grad student Presentations  

Moderator: Naboorle Sackefiyo

Denise McCoskey, “Race-Mixing and the Fall of Rome in Early 20th-Century Classical Scholarship”

Katie Johnson, “Racing the Theatre Archive: Eugene O'Neill"

Rosemary Pennington, “American News Media and the Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery”

Denise Taliaferro, “CeeCee and the African Medallion"

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m.   Trans-National | Faculty/Grad student Presentations

Moderator: Andrew Hebard

Elena Albarrán, ““Parallel Discourses of Race and Representation in Transnational Children’s Art in the Americas”

Andrea Morales, “Birds of Paradise: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Poetics of Revolution in the Spanish Caribbean”

Naboorle Sackeyfio, “African Migrant Labor, Identity, and Belonging in Japan."

José Amador, “Wanting to be Seen: An Account of Black Trans Masculinity in Brazil"

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Virtual Keynote Presentation: Lorgia García Peña, Mellon Professor of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, "Translating Blackness"

6:15 p.m. Reception