january, 2021

27jan4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFeaturedIn Conversation with Historians: Teaching Outside The Comfort Zone of The Historical Canon

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Columbia University affiliates: Register here!

Public audience: Livestream on our YouTube and Facebook!


Join us for an organic discussion about teaching against the institutional and canonical grain, cultivating inclusive classroom environments, gender dynamics in academia, the importance of tying lived experiences and scholarly work, and related topics. 

If you are an educator, or student, you could benefit from this discussion!


Anupama Rao is a TOW Associate Professor of History, Barnard and MESAAS (Columbia) in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Human Rights departments. She has research and teaching interests in gender and sexuality studies; caste and race; historical anthropology; social theory; comparative urbanism; and colonial genealogies of human rights and humanitarianism.

Frank Guridy is an associate professor in the Columbia history department. He specializes in sport history, urban history, and the history of the African Diaspora in the Americas. 

Luz Colpa is a doctoral student in African history in the Columbia History department. Her interests include the history of household, family and gender in twentieth century West Africa and late-imperial France. Colpa’s research is centered on interracial, transnational and intercultural marriage in the Francophone world (1945-1974).

Rhiannon Stephens is an Associate Professor in the Columbia history department. She specializes in the history of precolonial and early colonial East Africa from the late first millennium CE through the twentieth century.

Johanna Fernández is a native New Yorker. She received a PhD in History from Columbia University and an AB in Literature and American Civilization from Brown University. Fernández is an Associate Professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York where she teaches 20th Century U.S. History, the history of social movements, the political economy of American cities, and African-American history. Fernández published her most recent manuscript, The Young Lords: A Radical History.



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