|Occupation||Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of Humanities at Princeton University|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Discipline||20th Century Historian|
Tina Campt is Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.Campt previously held faculty positions as Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities at Brown University,Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women's Studies at Barnard College,Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University,and Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California,Santa Cruz. Campt is the author of four books:Other Germans:Black Germans and the Politics of Race,Gender and Memory in the Third Reich,Image Matters:Archive Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe,Listening to Images,and A Black Gaze:Artists Changing How We See.
Campt was educated at Vassar College,receiving a BA in 1986. She then attended Cornell University,earning her MA in 1990 and her Ph.D. in 1996.
Campt has gained recognition for her approach to the history of Afro-Germans,which uses a postcolonial,feminist,and diasporic outlook that combines the methodology of an oral historian with that of an ethnographer.In her book Other Germans,for instance,she uses the oral testimonies of two black Germans,Hans Hauck and Fasia Jansen. This is regarded as a significant contribution to German Studies and Holocaust scholarship.
In Image Matters (2012),Campt investigates the identity of the African Diaspora through photography,specifically focusing on black families in Germany and England in the early- to mid-twentieth century. Campt reevaluates everyday photography and family portraiture,placing a particular emphasis on family,gender,and sexuality. Using postcolonial and identity theory as well as an exploration of agency,she exposes intrinsic relationships in readings of photography.
Stuart Henry McPhail Hall was a Jamaican-born British Marxist sociologist,cultural theorist,and political activist. Hall,along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams,was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies.
Hazel Vivian Carby is Professor Emerita of African American Studies and of American Studies. She served as Charles C &Dorathea S Dilley Professor of African American Studies &American Studies at Yale University.
Larissa Lai is an American-born Canadian novelist and literary critic. She is a recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and Lambda Literary Foundation's 2020 Jim Duggins,PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.
Paul Gilroy is an English sociologist and cultural studies scholar who is the founding Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College,London (UCL). Gilroy is the 2019 winner of the €660,000 Holberg Prize,for "his outstanding contributions to a number of academic fields,including cultural studies,critical race studies,sociology,history,anthropology and African-American studies".
Double consciousness is the dual self-perception experienced by subordinated or colonized groups in an oppressive society. The term and the idea were first published in W. E. B. Du Bois's autoethnographic work,The Souls of Black Folk in 1903,in which he described the African American experience of double consciousness,including his own.
Afro-Germans or Black Germans are people of Sub-Saharan African descent who are citizens or residents of Germany.
Hans Hauck (1920–2003) was an Afro-German who served in the Wehrmacht during the Nazi regime in Germany.
Black Feminist Thought:Knowledge,Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment is a 1990 book by Patricia Hill Collins.
Jigna Desai is a Professor in the Department of Gender,Women and Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies,currently at the University of Minnesota. She is a writer,teacher,mentor,artist,and engaged researcher whose scholarship crosses many fields of study including transnational feminism,Asian American Studies,queer studies,postcolonial feminism,critical disability studies,critical youth studies,feminist media studies,critical ethnic studies,and critical university studies. She has also written extensively on issues of racial and gender disparities and social justice.
Showing Our Colors:Afro-German Women Speak Out is an English translation of the German book Farbe bekennen edited by author May Ayim,Katharina Oguntoye,and Dagmar Schultz. It is the first published book by Afro-Germans. It is the first written use of the term Afro-German. A compilation of texts,testimonials and other secondary sources,the collection brings to life the stories of black German women living amid racism,sexism and other institutional constraints in Germany. The book draws on themes and motifs prevalent in Germany from the earliest colonial interactions between Germany and black "otherness," up through the lived experiences of black German women in the 1980s. It was groundbreaking not only for the degree to which it examined the Afro-German experience,which had been generally ignored in the larger popular discourse,but also as a forum for women to have a voice in constructing this narrative. The book also acted as a source for these Afro-German women to have a platform where their stories can be heard. The stories that were told helped the development of an Afro-German community as a common theme throughout Showing Our Colors was the idea of feeling alone and as though there was no one to relate to. The discussion of this loss of connection to others helped Afro-Germans come together and unite.
Marianne Hirsch is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women,Gender,and Sexuality.
Gloria Daisy Wekker is an Afro-Surinamese Dutch emeritus professor and writer who has focused on gender studies and sexuality in the Afro-Caribbean region and diaspora. She was the winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the American Anthropological Association in 2007.
The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) founded in 1975,is an American organization which brings together Black anthropologists with a view to highlighting the history of African Americans,especially in regard to exploitation,oppression and discrimination. It encourages in particular the involvement of Black students,including the recruitment of graduates,and establishes exchanges with African anthropologists. It publishes the journal Transforming Anthropology. The ABA seeks to address theories across academic disciplines which do not accurately represent the oppression of communities of color,further to aid and strengthen these theories with the inclusion of African American history. It is one of the sections of the American Anthropological Association.
Vanessa K. Valdés is an author,educator,writer,editor,historian,and associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the City College of New York. She is a Puerto Rican of African descent. She is the author of Diasporic Blackness:The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. Schomburg was one of the founding fathers of Black History in North America,and the father of the Global African Diaspora. She has also written Oshun's Daughters:The Search for Womanhood in the Americas. In Oshun's Daughters she examines African Diasporic sense of womanhood,examining novels,poems,etc.,written by Diaspora women from the United States,the Caribbean,and Brazil. Writings that show how these women use traditional Yoruba religion as alternative models for their womanhood differing from western concepts of being a woman.
M. Jacqui Alexander is an Afro-Caribbean writer,teacher,and activist. She is both a Professor Emeritus at the Women and Gender Studies Department of the University of Toronto as well as the creator and director of the Tobago Centre "for the study and practice of indigenous spirituality". Jacqui Alexander is an enthusiast of "the ancient African (diasporic) spiritual systems of Orisa/Ifá,and a student of yoga and Vipassana meditation". She has received teachings on this meditative practice in Nigeria,the Kôngo,India,Haiti,Trinidad and Tobago,and New York. The themes of her work have captured a range of social justice subjects from the effects of imperialism,colonialism,and enslavement with special attention paid to the "pathologizing narratives" around homosexuality,gender,nationalism. Alexander's academic areas of interest specifically include:African Diasporic Cosmologies,African Diasporic Spiritual Practices,Caribbean studies,Gender and the Sacred,Heterosexualization and State Formation,Transnational feminism.
Andrea Fatona is a Canadian independent curator and scholar. She is an associate professor at OCAD University,where her areas of expertise includes black,contemporary art and curatorial studies.
Dr. Faye Venetia Harrison is an American anthropologist. Her research interests include political economy,power,diaspora,human rights,and the intersections of race,gender,and class. She is currently Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She formerly served as Joint Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida. Harrison received her BA in Anthropology in 1974 from Brown University,and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1977 and 1982,respectively. She has conducted research in the US,UK,and Jamaica. Her scholarly interests have also taken her to Cuba,South Africa,and Japan.
Kim F. Hall is the Lucyle Hook professor of English and professor of Africana Studies at Barnard College. She was born in 1961 in Baltimore. She is an expert on black feminist studies,critical race theory,early modern and Renaissance literature.
The term Chicanafuturism was originated by scholar Catherine S. Ramírez which she introduced in Aztlán:A Journal of Chicano Studies in 2004. The term is a portmanteau of 'chicana' and 'futurism',inspired by the developing movement of Afrofuturism. The word 'chicana' refers to a woman or girl of Mexican origin or descent. However,'Chicana' itself serves as a chosen identity for many female Mexican Americans in the United States,to express self-determination and solidarity in a shared cultural,ethnic,and communal identity while openly rejecting assimilation. Ramírez created the concept of Chicanafuturism as a response to white androcentrism that she felt permeated science-fiction and American society. Chicanafuturism can be understood as part of a larger genre of Latino futurisms.
Pumla Dineo Gqola is a South African academic,writer,and gender activist,best known for her 2015 book Rape:A South African Nightmare,which won the 2016 Alan Paton Award. She is a professor of literature at Nelson Mandela University,where she holds the Research Chair in African Feminist Imaginations.