October 1, 2023

New Speaker Series Examines Global Blackness and Current Events – Muhlenberg College

New Speaker Series Examines Global Blackness and Current Events

The first event of “Beyond Borders” will focus on Black women’s reproductive rights around the world.

  Monday, December 5, 2022 09: 22 PM

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A new 2022-2023  speaker series,   Beyond Borders: Worldwide Blackness plus Current Occasions, begins this week at Muhlenberg.

Sponsored by the particular Africana Studies and Latin American  and Caribbean Research Programs, the   series will focus on expanding conversations around Blackness beyond the United States. The events will celebrate Black cultures around the globe and examine current events affecting Dark populations around the world.

The recent Roe v. Wade crisis in the particular United States has sparked discussions about the role of race in conversations around women’s reproductive legal rights. The first event in this collection, “Black Women’s Reproductive Rights Around the World, ” will feature a panel associated with faculty members from Muhlenberg and the  University of Texas at Austin.   The panel will be followed by an open discussion with the particular audience.

This virtual event will certainly take place  5: 30  – 7 p. m., Wednesday, Decemb er seven. It is free plus open to the public.   Registration is required, using this link, by 2 p. m. on December 7 .


  • Nessette Falu, a ssistant professor associated with African and African diaspora studies, University of Texas at Austin
    Falu  has a forthcoming book entitled,
    Unseen Flesh: Black Lesbian Worth Making plus Gynecological Trauma in Bahia (2023, Duke College Press). Her Black Queer Reproductive Justice Lab under development bridges research, multi-media resources and community engagement. She was a physician assistant for 17 years within neurosurgery, internal medicine, HIV-specialty, and hematology-oncology. Dr. Falu earned her Ph. D. in socio-cultural anthropology from Rice University or college.
  • Jacqueline Antonovich, a ssistant professor of history , Muhlenberg College
    Antonovich  teaches the history of medicine, race, gender and politics in the particular United Says. Her most recent publication, “White Coats, White Hoods: The Medical Politics of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s America, ” was published in the
    Bulletin of the History of Medicine within 2021. She is currently working upon a book with Rutgers University Press on the history of women physicians and reproductive surveillance within the turn-of-the-century American West. Antonovich earned the girl Ph. Deb. in background from the College of Michigan.
  • Sarah Runcie, a ssistant teacher of history, Muhlenberg College
    Runcie  teaches the broad range of classes upon African history, including courses on pre-colonial Africa, African liberation movements, and the particular good medication on the continent. Her current research focuses on decolonization and public health in Cameroon, along with particular concentrate on how Cameroonian doctors negotiated enduring colonial legacies of medicine plus international health programs while building a national wellness administration within the 1st decades associated with political independence. She earned her Ph. D. in African background from Columbia University.  
  • Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, the ssociate professor of art history and the director associated with the Latina American & Caribbean Studies Program, Muhlenberg College
    FitzPatrick Sifford’s  research examines issues of competition, representation and cross-cultural exchange in the particular art of Colonial Latin America.   She gained her Ph level. D. within art background from The City University associated with New York.
  • Emanuela Kucik, a ssistant professor of English literatures  & writing plus Africana Research and the director of the Africana studies program, Muhlenberg College
    Kucik’s  study and programs explore the particular intersections associated with literature, genocide, race and human rights violations. The girl forthcoming book,
    The Dark Blood of Genocide , focuses on how Black populations have used the concept of genocide to write about anti-Black violence. Black Blood may be released as part of a new publishing partnership between Columbia University Press and Howard University. Kucik received her Ph. M. in English from Princeton University.

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