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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.


2021 Frederick Douglass Institute Fellows at the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Institute of African & African American Studies (FDI)
is proud to announce the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellows, Mia Alafaireet (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
and Ricardo Millhouse (Arizona State University).

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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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Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.


Jeffrey McCune named Frederick Douglass Institute director

He will bring together people from across academic disciplines to collaborate in the study of the African diaspora and offer programming that promotes African and African American studies at the University.

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