📝 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.
- Participants were presented with our list of academic and artistic works and encouraged to explore work of mutual interest or relevance to their research.
- Our team provided model and contributed citations, encouraging participants to consider how they might explore or use a certain text.
- Our participants and team engaged in a period of dedicated and communal co-working to draft short, personalized annotations and for repeat attendees to work on unfinished citations from our inaugural event in 2020.
A very special thanks to…
- Duygu Ola Ula
- Wendy Schor-Haim
- Cecelia Lie-Spahn
- Miriam Neptune
- Vrinda Condillac
- Pamela Cobrin
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