DU BOIS at 150 Symposium

This symposium will celebrate the 150th anniversary of W.E.B Du Bois' birthday. 


Our panelists are listed below:

Annette Joseph-Gabriel  is a scholar of francophone literature, culture, and politics. Her research focuses on race, gender, and citizenship in the French-speaking Caribbean, Africa, and France. She is currently an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her book, Reimagined Belongings: Black Women’s Decolonial Citizenship in the French Empire is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press’ New Black Studies Series. Itexamines black women’s articulations of citizenship through their work in anticolonial movements in Francophone Africa and the Antilles. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Small Axe, Nouvelles Études Francophones, Slavery & Abolition, Eighteenth-Century Studies and The French Review. She is a recipient of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics and is the managing editor of Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.

Claudrena N. Harold is a professor of African American and African Studies and History at the University of Virginia .  In 2007, she published her first book, The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942. In 2013, the University of Virginia Press published The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration, a volume Harold coedited with Deborah E. McDowell and Juan Battle.  Her latest monograph  is New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South, which was published by the University of Georgia Press.

More recently, she and Louis Nelson coedited the volume, Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity. It was released this past August.

As a part of her ongoing work on the history of black student activism at UVA, she has written, produced, and co-directed with Kevin Everson seven short films: Sugarcoated Arsenic, Fastest Man in the State, 70 kg, U. Of Virginia, 1976, How Can We Ever Be Late,  We Demand, and Black Bus Stop  These films have screened at the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum,  Berlin International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival,  the London Film Festival,   the Edinburgh International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, the Media City Film Festival, and the Chicago Film Festival. 

David Roediger is Foundation Distinguished Professor and department chair in American SStudies at the University of Kansas. He was educated in Illinois public schools there, completing undergraduate work at Northern Illinois University. He holds a PhD from Northwestern, where he studied under the late and great African Americanist Sterling Stuckey. Roediger has previously taught at the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois, and the University of Minnesota. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and the Working Class Studies Association. He edited the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University, the Modern Library edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’ John Brown (Random House, 2001), and (with Archie Green and others) The Big Red Songbook (Kerr, 2007). His books include Seizing Freedom (Verso, 2014), The Wages of Whiteness (Verso, 1991), How Race Survived U.S. History (Verso, 2008), Class, Race, and Marxism (Verso, 2017), Working Towards Whiteness (Basic, 2005) and (with Elizabeth Esch) The Production of Difference (Oxford, 2012).

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:00am to 6:00pm

Harry Ransom Center (HRC)
300 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community, Health & Wellness, Policy & Law, World & Culture


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public





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