New Directions in Black Radical Thought Symposium


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to attend the upcoming New Directions in Black Radical Thought Symposium being held at the University of California, Davis on February 17, 2017. This symposium will engage with scholarship in varying regions and disciplines in an effort to promote critical dialogue on black radicalism across the African diaspora.

A full schedule of panels and events is included below. For more information please visit our website or directly contact symposium organizers Dr. Laurie Lambert at or . We look forward to seeing you all there!

Schedule of Events:

9:15 am – 10:15 am

In Conversation with Frank Wilderson, UC Irvine

Moderator: Maxine Craig (UC Davis)


10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee/Tea Break


10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Panel on Black Feminist Thought, Performance, and Activism


Dayo Gore (UC San Diego), Brandi Catanese (UC Berkeley), Danielle Heard (UC Davis), Sarah Haughn (UC Davis)

Moderator: Kimberly Nettles-Barcelón (UC Davis)


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break


1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Panel on Revolution and Transnational Blackness


Jemima Pierre (UCLA), Erica Edwards (UC Riverside), Jeanelle Hope (UC Davis), Génesis Lara (UC Davis)

Moderator: Justin Leroy (UC Davis)


3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee/Tea Break


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Keynote Address by Deborah Thomas (UPenn)

Talk Title: “What Zora Neale Hurston Gives Black Studies: Tell My Horse, Imperial Politics and Everyday Love”

Moderator: Nadia Ellis (UC Berkeley)