New Directions in Black Radical Thought Symposium


The New Directions in Black Radical Thought Symposium being held at the University of California, Davis on February 17, 2017 is rapidly approaching.

Schedule of Events (Symposium Location: 3201 Hart Hall):

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)

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!