Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus

On June 2nd, University Libraries’ Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy presents “Civil Rights — Past and Present” featuring Cornell W. Brooks former NAACP President.

Lisa Lowe: “Metaphors of Migration”

Whether as foreign threat or abject victim, the state produces “the migrant” as the limit of national sovereignty, social order, and liberal personhood, even as it seeks to translate the “migrant” into the “immigrant” through various regimes.

Commencement Recognition Ceremonies

The dates for the following commencement activities have been made. These activities are being hosted to recognize and honor the achievements of various diverse groups across campus graduating this year.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson comes to read to read to us from her book: The Star Side of Bird Hill, a novel published by Penguin Press in June 2015 on Thursday, April 18th in Hurst Lounge, Ducker Hall 201.

Sam Fox School names Amy Hauft to lead College & Graduate School of Art

Also names celebrated sculptor Jack Risley to faculty By Liam Otten February 26, 2019March 6, 2019   Amy Hauft (Photo: Courtesy of the artist) Amy Hauft, the Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the College & Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox […]

Rafia Zafar’s “Cooking for civil rights”

Rafia Zafar, of Arts & Sciences, has a new book, “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning,” and Washington University Libraries will host a book talk with Zafar at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Richa Nagar

Richa Nagar’s intellectual, pedagogical and creative labor focuses on writing lives and struggles across the borders of languages, genres, disciplines and geographical locations. Her early work on everyday geographies of gendered and racialized community politics among four Asian communities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is regarded as significant interdisciplinary contribution.

McCune inducted to MLK Collegium of Scholars

Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and of African and African-American studies, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will be inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars during a ceremony April 4 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.