Graduate Student Colloquium: “To Freedom! Imagining Black Feminist Futures"

Event Date: 

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Conference Room
  • 6020 HSSB
  • Co-Sponsored

Graduate student presenters with keynote speaker Akynos  (3rd from right)

Keynote Address

"The Beast of Burlesque"
Founder of the Black Sex Workers' Collective

2:15PM - 4PM 


Writing the Realness: Archiving and Black Feminist Critique

Facilitator: Des Alaniz (Evolving Workforce Residency Librarian, UCSB)
deandre a. miles-hercules (Linguistics)
Alex Mireles (Feminist Studies)
Maya Keshab (Linguistics)
megan spencer (Feminist Studies)

Mapping Black Feminist Imagination: Futurity, the Speculative

Facilitator: Terrance Wooten (Postdoctoral Fellow, Black Studies)
Amoni Thompson (Feminist Studies)
Kim Soriano (Feminist Studies)
Anna Wald (Feminist Studies)
Shanna Killeen (Comparative Literature)
Allison Pierce (Feminist Studies)

Hoe Shit. Eroticism, Deviance, and Black Ho/litical Futures

Facilitator: Mireille Miller Young (Associate Professor, Feminist Studies)
Mariah Webber (Feminist Stuies)
Stephanie Kaylor (Feminist Studies)
Jordan Victorian (Feminist Studies)
Aracely Garcia-Gonzalez (Chicana/o Studies)


Sponsored by: The Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, the Feminist Futures Center, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Assistant Vice Chancellor Maria Herrera Sobek, the Graduate Division, the Dean of Social Sciences, the Center for Black Studies Research, the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, the MultiCultural Center, Film and Media Studies, the New Sexualities RFG and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center