Exhibition Talk Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design Conference and Exhibition

October 19, 2019


Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

Fashion constitutes a system of rules of a highly singular kind, and functions as a trendsetter for social change. Currently, an innovative generation of African fashion designers is engaged in rethinking contemporary “African” fashion while establishing new designer hubs throughout Continue reading →

Panel Chair, Black History and Urban Community Politics

November 9, 2019


American Studies Association Meeting, Hawaii

Title: Black History and Urban Community Politics
Chair: Noliwe Rooks (nrooks@cornell.edu)
Commentator: Traci Parker (traciparker@umass.edu)


Joshua B Guild, Princeton University,
Environmental Justice, Grassroots Activism, and the Fight for New Orleans’ Sustainable Future

Yusuf Bulbulia, University of Toronto,
Extractable Labor & Capital Gains – The Comparative Case of Birmingham and Johannesburg

Kessie Alexandre, Princeton University,
Water Publics and Black Spatial Politics

Tim Kumfer, University of Maryland-College Park,
No One has an Inborn Predilection for Freezing to Death: CCNV and the Fight for Shelter