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Fall Semester 2019: The Black Hemisphere

Isaac Julien, True North, detail, 2004. Color photograph. Collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Museum purchase.
Isaac Julien, True North, detail, 2004. Color photograph. Collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Museum purchase.
Oct 1 – 30, 2019
Fall Semester 2019: The Black Hemisphere

The Black Hemisphere, A+RC’s Fall Semester 2019 series of seminars, will look at self-understandings of Blackness in the Americas, as well as critically explore different processes of anti-Blackness and cultural marginalization.

This semester aims to develop a panoramic view of the continent and track both the continuities and differences that characterized the multiple contexts in which Afro-descendent populations live, thrive, and struggle, from Honduras to Cuba, and from Brazil to Canada.

Among the participating faculty are: Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, Professor and Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto; Dr. João H. Costa Vargas, Professor at the University of California, San Diego; Dr. Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the Haas Institute, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Erica James, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami; and, Dr. Andrea Queeley, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies.

Organized by Dr. Jafari S. Allen and Gean Moreno, The Black Hemisphere sets the ground for a long-term pedagogical collaboration between University of Miami’s Africana Studies Program and ICA Miami’s Art + Research Center that will explore critical positions developed by thinkers of the global African diaspora.

Visiting Faculty
  • Dr. Tianna Paschel
  • Dr. João H. Costa Vargas
  • Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
  • Dr. Erica James
  • Dr. Andrea Queeley
Seminars