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Black Studies Now and the Countercurrents of Hazel Carby

In 2019, Yale University Professor Hazel V. Carby was the Distinguished Visiting Humanist at the University of Rochester. A major Black feminist scholar and prize-winning author, Carby’s visit led to a special issue, “Black Studies Now and the Countercurrents of Hazel Carby,” just published by InVisible Culture, the graduate-student led journal of the Graduate Program in Visual & Cultural Studies.

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Ricardo Millhouse and Mia Alafaireet.

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Frederick Douglass Institute announces two postdoctoral fellows

Mia Alafaireet and Ricardo Milhouse will join the University for the 2021–22 academic year to teach and continue their research.

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March on Washington for jobs and freedom.

The Fairbanks Lecture Series presents:

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Wednesday, March 10
7 p.m.

Film screening and panel discussion

The film will be available for screening beginning Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and will remain available until the event begins. Learn more about the film at

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