April 19-21, Princeton African American Studies sponsors a graduate conference | ‘eighteen hundred and more – mourning the needy dead in the chaos of protest’

The first graduate conference of the newly minted Department of African American Studies at Princeton University will explore the relationship between premature Black death and collective mourning. It takes place April 19th – April 21st at Princeton University.The conference, ‘eighteen hundred and more – mourning the needy dead in the chaos of protest,’ seeks to bring together intellectuals, artists and organizers working across many different disciplines, mediums and movements that speak to the precarity and the possibility of Black life in the US and abroad.

The Graduate Studies Program in African American Studies provides an opportunity for graduate students to complement doctoral studies in their home department with coordinated interdisciplinary training in African American Studies and participation in an intellectually stimulating community. Students entering the program may come from any department in the Humanities and Social Sciences in which interdisciplinary training in African American Studies is desired.