🎙️ Black Faculty Salon
April 21, 2022
Cite Black Barnard’s inaugural Faculty Salon featured esteemed Barnard Professors Monica L. Miller and Kim F. Hall.
Kim F. Hall: People recognizing that writing takes space and giving you space is a huge thing and it’s something that on college campuses we faculty might take for granted, but it’s hard to come by. People support your writing in all kinds of ways, and they don’t have to be fellow writers to do that.
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.
Both speakers also shed light into their individual research and academic interests, from Prof. Miller’s work on fashion, Black identity, and the literary; to Prof. Hall’s Black feminist approach to early modern English texts.
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.
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you also to the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Writing Center for their partnership.
Special shoutout to Jennifer Rosales, Melissa Wright, DaMonique Ballou, and Avi Cummings for their support.
And special thanks to the committee that selected the Cite Black Barnard Initiative as a recipient of a Provost’s Innovation in Teaching—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion grant.