"The ability to look upon the body, affirmatively, must counter the historical dispossession of the black body, and in particular....of undervalued life." Professor Gerard Aching
In the Society for the Humanities Annual Invitational Lecture March 2, 2016, Professor Gerard Aching drew parallels between the calls to action in books by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Franz Fanon and the unfolding of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more
Professor Gerard Aching is the author of "Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba" (Indiana University Press, 2015)
Featured Graduate Student: Nadia Sasso
As a graduate student considering universities for her doctoral degree, Nadia Sasso was attracted to Cornell's Ph.D. program in Africana studies because its professors specialized in issues related to both African-Americans and Africans living in the U.S. and other countries. She also liked its support for her social entrepreneurship ventures, its focus on education in her home country of Sierra Leone and its newness, which would allow her to combine her academic interests with her work in film, multimedia and social media.
Click here to read more about Nadia's graduate work.