Hazel Carby on Interdisciplinarity, 1 December 2009

December 1st 2009, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY (34th Street & 5th Avenue)

The CUNY Provost’s Annual Symposium on Disciplinarity
brings together scholars in the humanities who examine disciplinary
boundaries, canonical divides, and methodological limitations and
anxieties to introduce fresh and innovative thinking in the academy and
beyond. The inaugural featured speaker is Hazel Carby, the
Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American
Studies, Professor of American Studies, and Director of the Initiative
on Race, Gender and Globalization at Yale University. Her books include
Reconstructing Womanhood, Race Men,and Cultures in Babylon. Her current work in progress is Child of Empire: Racializing Subjects in Post WWII Britain.
For the inaugural lecture, respondents will focus particularly on
interdisciplinarity as it pertains to the construction of race.

Ashley Dawson

Ashley Dawson, a professor of English at the Graduate Center/CUNY and the College of Staten Island, is a scholar of postcolonial studies and a climate justice activist. He is the author of two recent books on topics relating to the environmental issues, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017) and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R, 2016), as well as many other books on topics relating to migration, global justice, and cultural struggles. He is currently completing a book on energy democracy and just transition entitled The Energy Common.