🎙️ Black Faculty Salon
April 21, 2022
Cite Black Barnard’s inaugural Faculty Salon featured esteemed Barnard Professors Monica L. Miller and Kim F. Hall.
Throughout the evening, the scholars shared reflections on navigating the world of academia as Black women scholars.
Their discussion ranged across topics, from the injustices and possibilities of the archive, to developing a framework that centers Black people and their humanity, to the importance of rest and community in fighting burnout.
Monica L. Miller: Yes, I was interested in the theory, but it’s always about the people. So part of my writing process is making sure I’m always attending to that. Especially when you write about fashion, which people think is frivolous. It’s really important to think about how it matters to the people.
📽️ Cite Black Barnard Installation
February 28, 2022 - March 4, 2022
Partnering with the Movement Lab at the Milstein Center, our first installation included:
- Short excerpts from scholarly or popular articles written by Black Barnard faculty
- Images relevant to their work
- An edited compilation of clips from their lectures and performances.
This exhibit provided an immersive engagement in Barnard faculty work, which can connect to classes in which these texts are taught, as well as bringing in community members who might not otherwise experience the project.
📝 Faculty & Staff Cite-a-Thon
February 10, 2022
Kicking off our spring programming, as well as Black History Month, the second annual Faculty & Staff Cite-A-Thon presented the opportunity for Faculty and Staff to collaborate on a resource prioritizing recognition of the contributions Black Barnard faculty members make to scholarship, public intellectual life, and throughout the arts.
During the event, participants were able to read and engage with scholarly and artistic material by Black Barnard faculty.
Thanks to our attendees, four new citations were written for four texts by Black Barnard faculty! ⚡️
“I keep hearing people wrestle with an important but never-ending question: ‘Does change happen from the bottom up or the top down?’
If I am doing my thinking work in my corner, where does it go—does it radiate up/down/outward/anywhere? Who is organizing it all?’ I think these questions come from a feeling of isolation—like, who is paying attention? Who is listening? Is change happening?
This intro to the special issue of BCRW’s Scholar and Feminist beautifully celebrates and honors the work of Ntozoke Shange -- and in doing so, lovingly reorients, maybe even rejects, the above questions.” View full citation ➡️ - Prof. Cecelia Lie-Spahn, English & First Year Foundation