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AAAD will host a series of colloquium talks featuring key speakers. The talks are held monthly on Wednesdays, see schedule and details below:

Fall 2020:

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

The Overwhelming Event and Black Testimony from the Immanent Divine

Youssef Carter Ph.D, Department of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel – Hill 

Watch here: AAAD Colloquium Series: “The Overwhelming Event and Black Testimony from the Immanent Divine”


Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

Visual Markers of Freedom: Images of Afro-Brazilian Laborers during Gradual Abolition and Beyond

Alicia Monroe, Ph.D, Department of African, African American & Diaspora Studies, UNC Chapel – Hill

Watch here: AAAD Colloquium Series #2: Dr. Alicia Monroe


Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights”

Justin Gomer, Ph.D, Department of American Studies, California State Long Beach 

Watch here: AAAD Colloquium Series #3: Dr. Justin Gomer


Spring 2021:

Wednesday, January 27th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

“Sitting on Old Mats to Plait New”: The gendered struggle over land and livelihood in Liberia

Gregg Mitman, Ph.D, Department of History, UW Madison 

Watch here: AAAD Colloquium #4: Dr. Gregg Mitman


Wednesday, February 24th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

Listening to the Caribbean

Martin Munro, Ph.D, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm – CANCELED

Becoming Human: The Legacy of Howard Thurman and the Future of Race

Luke Powery, Ph.D, Duke Divinity School, Duke University


Wednesday, April 7th, 2020 | 11:15am – 12:15pm

David Romine, Ph.D, Duke University

“The Black King Must be Black:” Race, Representation, and the Haitian Revolution on Film, 1929-2008.

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