Black Faculty Speaker Series

Ruha Benjamin

“Out of this World: Afrofuturist Expressions Across Science, Art, Tech and Design”

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.

Ruha Benjamin
Hold the Date! Details forthcoming


8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2023
8 a.m. Jan. 26, 2023