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March 11, 2017

In recognition of Women's History Month, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will host Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora, a one day seminar that examines contemporary photography and the conditions under which women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora make images. From fine art photography made as a personal response to the legacy and locales of slavery...

February 23, 2017

The Institute for Research in African American Studies, and The Office of the Dean of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Cordially invite you to a lecture on

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6pm
420 Hamilton Hall

University of Texas, Austin

Scholar-activist ERIC TANG will explore themes from his new book...

February 23, 2017

African-American Studies Undergraduate Program
Room 760 Schermerhorn Extension
12 Noon - 2:00 PM
Refreshments will be served

For additional information contact or (212) 854-7080

Open house

February 22, 2017
Tonight's event Q&A will be under #IRAASTALK
our social media squad will be pulling your questions from FB & Twitter

"Moving Forward: A Discussion of the 2016 Election and What’s Next"....

December 02, 2016

Please join us for Digital Caribbean III, a full-day conference that builds on Caribbean Digital events in 2014 and 2015, and that engages critically with the digital both as practice and as a historicized societal phenomenon, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that are reconfiguring social and geographical contours of the Caribbean. Conference organized by Kaiama Glover and...

November 15, 2016

Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature after Civil Rights

Carter Mathes
Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University

Location: Room 758 Schermerhorn Extension- Columbia university

Speaker Bio


November 02, 2016

Over the Rainbow: Second Wave Ethnic Against the Neoliberal Turn

Professor Robin Kelley

Location: 304 Held Lecture Hall, Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, NYC 10027


October 28, 2016

Location: Event Oval, The Diana Center- Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

A Conference
Participants include:
Alex Alston
John L. Jackson, Jr.
Meg McLagan
Adrianna Garria-Lopez
Tami Navarro
Mariel Rodney
Patricia Stuelke
Deborah Thomas
Sara E. Vaughn
Bianca Williams

October 26, 2016

Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation
Natasha Lightfoot, Associate Professor of History Columbia University; IRAAS Faculty Fellow

Location: Faculty House- Garden Room;
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Free & Open to the Public

**Books will be available for purchase with Book...

October 21, 2016

Join us for a panel discussion and casual reception to learn more about how the work and research of professors and graduates of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is relevant to the contemporary moment. IRAAS alumni will discuss the importance of majoring and/or concentrating in African-American Studies and the many career paths that might follow.  Come learn more abuot how African-American Studies at Columbia...