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In Conversation with Historians: Teaching Outside The Comfort Zone of The Historical Canon
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 an Associate Professor of History, associate professor of history and MESAAS, with a regional focus on South Asia. Interested in questions of social difference, inequality, and increasingly, global urbanism. Broad interests as well, in political thought

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, gender and racialization in twentieth century West Africa and late-imperial France. Her research is centered on interracial, transnational and intercultural marriage in the French-speaking world (1939-1980).

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 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, and the political economy of American cities. She is author of, The Young Lords: A Radical History. In 2016 her suit against the NYPD for failure to grant her FOIL request led to the recovery of the lost Handshu Files, the largest repository of police records, over 1 million surveillance records of New Yorkers, including those of the NYPD’s surveillance of Malcolm X. She is a graduate of Columbia’s History Department PhD program.

Jan 27, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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