The Black Death Project

How do we render and receive stories of death and violence in black communities?  Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago, Political Science), film producer and director Orlando Bagwell, and sculptor Garland Taylor develop a project that investigates how representations of blackness, death and violence are reflected in and refracted by neoliberalism and new media.

Race Workshops Spring 2015: Black Death and Violence

Race Workshops presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago

Spring 2015, The Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop will engage the theme, "Black Death and Violence."  This quarter's faculty curator is Cathy J. Cohen,  Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. 

All workshops take place at CSRPC, 5733 S. University Ave.

Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:30 - 6p

"Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Brazil" 

Christen Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas, Austin

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:30 - 6p

"Living for the City: Race and Anti-State Violence from the Black Panther Party through Ferguson" 

Donna Murch, Associate Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 4:30 - 6p

"Genocidal Democracy: A Decolonial Critique of Urban Gun Violence"

John D. Márquez, Assistant Professor, Department of African-American and Latina/o Studies, Northwestern University

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 4:30 - 6p

"Making Friends in Violent Neighborhoods: Strategies among African-American Schoolchildren"

Anjanette Marie Chan Tack, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 4:30 - 6p

"Black Death and Life on Film: From Emmett Till to Mike Brown"

Orlando Bagwell, Professor, University of California, Berkeley