Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways in which young and multiethnic U.S. Muslims draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims. This is a form of critical Muslim self-making that builds on interconnections and intersections,... Read More »
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
[**THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ON 9/12/18 IN THE FULL FRAME THEATER, BUT HAD TO BE RESCHEDULED - IN A NEW LOCATION - DUE TO WEATHER!]"The Last Angel of History" (John Akomfrah, 1996, 45 min, UK) A masterful film essay about Black aesthetics that traces the deployments of science fiction... Read More »
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:00am
Old Chemistry 011
In the kitchens and backrooms of restaurants around this country, sexual harassment and outright assault have long been tolerated, as we are learning in our #MeToo era. In fact, bullying chefs are sometimes even celebrated in popular culture, their abusive behavior indulged so that "culinary genius... Read More »
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film: "Afro-punk" (James Spooner, 2003, 66 min, USA, in English)"Afro-punk" follows the lives of four people of color who have dedicated themselves to a punk-rock lifestyle. The film explores issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating and black power, all thorny examples of the "double... Read More »
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm
Friedl 225, East Campus
All talks take place in room 225 Friedl Building from 1:30-3:00pm Monday, October 15 - Eduardo Kohn Monday, October 22 - James Ferguson Monday, November 26 - Julie Chu
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film: "Future Sound of Mzansi" (Nthato Mokgata+Lebo Rasethaba, 2015, 88 min, South Africa, in English). This documentary aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa's cultural landscape, 20 years into its democracy. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of... Read More »
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film: "Future Sound of Mzansi" (Nthato Mokgata+Lebo Rasethaba, 2015, 88 min, South Africa, in English). This documentary aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa's cultural landscape, 20 years into its democracy. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of... Read More »
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Film screening: Janelle Monáe's "Dirty Computer" + Shorts Program(Andrew Donoho & Chuck Lightning, 2018, 48 min, USA, English, Color, Digital)Janelle Monáe, in conjunction with her album Dirty Computer, has produced an accompanying "emotion picture" (according to her, "a narrative film and... Read More »
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Special presentation of a work-in-progress: "God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines"(Kristian Hill, 60 min, USA) -- Followed by a 20-minute Q&A with artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur.Starring Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Eddie Fowlkes, "God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines... Read More »
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:00pm
East Campus Coffeehouse
DJ & concert of afrofuturist bands & techno-utopian narratives - Mother Cyborg, The Afronauts, et al:Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from AFROTOPIA & Negar Mottahedeh at Duke University, the Aural Futures series looks at how electronic music created a foundation in the development of... Read More »