Oct 16-17, 2014
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The Diana Center

Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future
Eileen Boris, Tamara Mose Brown, Linda Burnham, Grace Chang, Janice Fine, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Claire Hobden, Tera Hunter, Fish Ip, Eva Kittay, Jennifer Klein, Elizabeth Clark Lewis, Andrea Cristina Mercado, Premilla Nadasen, Rhacel Parrenas, Ai-jen Poo, Cecilia Rio, Mary Romero, Saskia Sassen, Peggie Smith, Nik Theodore, and Martina Vandenberg


DESCRIPTION PROGRAM REGISTER Description Link to Justice in the Home Wikispaces Click here to register online. Research about domestic work, domestic workers, and domestic worker organizing is an abundant and growing field. The attention garnered by organizing efforts by and on behalf of domestic workers, both nationally and internationally, has served as a spur to scholars in a wide range of disciplines. Structured interchange between scholars and organizers has the potential to … Read more

Oct 23-24, 2014
Earl Hall, Columbia University &
First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem

Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality? Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics
Anthea Butler, Kenyon Farrow, Darnell Moore, Alondra Nelson, Emilie Townes, and more


Registration and full schedule available here. We are living through a moment of tremendous change at the intersection of race, religion, and sexuality, which has significant implications both for those who study and practice religion alike. This conference will bring scholars, activists, and religious leaders together to explore a range of historical and contemporary phenomena associated with religion, race, and sexuality, as they coalesce and converge. The task before us is not to address a … Read more

Nov 8, 2014 | 2:30PM
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The Diana Center

No Such Thing as Neutral
Ali Rosa-Salas

discussion and performances

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to traditionally valorized forms of ballet and modern dance in scholarship and popular culture. With this project, Ali … Read more

Nov 13, 2014 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Natural Product Synthesis : A Platform for Discovery in Chemistry and Biology
Sarah E. Reisman


The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Dr. Reisman’s laboratory has ongoing research programs targeting the chemical syntheses of several natural products. The densely packed arrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology and inspire the development of new synthetic strategies and tactics. This seminar will … Read more