Black Faculty Speakers Series: Ruha Benjamin
The Black Faculty Speaker Series will create a campus culture in which Black thought, experience, and creativity are visible and vital. Each visiting speaker provides a unique voice and perspective on Black futurity.
Afrofuturism is this year’s theme for the Black Faculty Speaker Series. It is an orientation or a way of thinking that defies simple classification. It is expansive, interdisciplinary, and revolutionary beyond conventional notions of resistance. Afrofuturism's practitioners blend imagination, research, experimentation and Black ancestral knowledge to invent worlds that transcend our present condition and fuel new possibilities for a more just and sustainable planet.
This event's speaker is Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab and author of three books: "Viral Justice," "Race After Technology" and "People’s Science".