[PAST EVENT] Workshop on Literature and Topics of African American Scholars with Professor Faye V. Harrison

April 5, 2018
11am - 1pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Dr. Faye V. Harrison
Dr. Faye V. Harrison

Please join us on April 5th for a special Workshop for faculty and graduate students on the Literature and Topics of African American Scholars with Professor Faye V. Harrison.

Professor Faye V. Harrison, leading scholar on African American anthropologists and the cognate literatures of "Ex-Centric" scholars, will hold a workshop for faculty and graduate students, sharing information to help identify non-Eurocentric scholarship that offers societally diverse vantages, analyses and debates in the classroom and in one's own research. Many college campuses are recognizing intellectual and social effects of the historic silencing or marginalizing of important scholarship representing the views of people who are not white. Sometimes caught in the circularity of not knowing and not teaching, Dr. Harrison offers one of many opportunities to break the cycle and learn what is useful.

A sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the study of social inequalities, human rights, and intersections of race, gender, class, and (trans)national belonging (or not belonging), Faye V. Harrison is a Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology as well as a Faculty Affiliate with the Program on Women & Gender in Global Perspectives and the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has contributed to the history and politics of anthropology and of African American/African Diaspora studies. Some of her recent writings address domestic and international divisions of intellectual labor and performing diverse acts of theory-work on ?ex-centric? stages.

Dr. Harrison is the author of Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age and editor of and contributor to Resisting Racism & Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender, & Human Rights; African-American Pioneers in Anthropology (co-ed.); and three editions of Decolonizing Anthropology: Moving Further toward an Anthropology for Liberation. In 2016, she was commissioned by UNESCO's Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems to write her essay, "Anthropology Interrogating Power and Politics" for inclusion in an upcoming e-book. Currently serving as President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), Dr. Harrison is a past President of the Association of Black Anthropologists and also served twice on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association.

Sponsored by the Institute for Historical Biology (IHB), Africana Studies Program, and Department of Anthropology. Particularly useful in broadening curricula in: American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History and other Humanities.

This workshop follows on Professor Harrison's April 4th Lecture "Decolonizing Anthropology," in Small Hall 110 at 5:15 pm. We hope to see you at both programs.