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Date & Time
March 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Black Women in Academia


Black Women in Academia is the capstone event for the Black Student Union's Women's History Month. This event is a colloquium open to the public that gives participants the opportunity to hear from some of the nation's brightest minds. The colloquium features short research presentations, a question and answer session, and time to mingle with the academics afterwards. Our powerful lineup includes, Michele Elam, Aleta Hayes, Jennifer Brody, Na'ilah Saud Nasir and more brilliant women of color. Our student moderators will be Joy Scott '16 and Tefan Yusuf '18.


Please come celebrate and learn with us! We welcome participants of all genders, sexualities and identifies.

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    • Lecturer, Contemporary Dance and Performance, Stanford Dance
    Aleta Hayes is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer, and teacher. Before her appointment at Stanford, Ms. Hayes taught for eight years at Princeton University in the Program in Theater and Dance and the Program in African American Studies. While at Princeton, Ms. Hayes developed pedagogically innovative courses that combined cultural and performance history, theory, and performance. She has also taught at...
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor, Department of English
    • Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow 2011-12
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2011-2012
    Michele Elam, Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor and Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, is Professor of English and Director of Curriculum at Stanford University.  She is the author of Race, Work, and Desire in American Literature, 1860-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2003), The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium (Stanford University...
  • Jennifer Brody
    • Professor and Department Chair of Theater & Performance Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2012-2013
    • Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership
    Jennifer DeVere Brody is a Professor in Theater & Performance Studies and an Affiliate in the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).  Her work has appeared in Theatre Journal, Signs, Genders, Callaloo, Text and Performance Quarterly and in several edited volumes.  Her books, Impossible Purities (Duke University Press, 1998) and Punctuation: Art, Politics and Play (Duke University Press, 2008)...