“Are there ways in which Black North Americans connected to places and things that were outside of the world we thought they were in?”
“Writers are being made to carry the weight of politicians.”
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt-winning novel confronts the racist history of France’s literary prizes.
Teach the history of colonization and decolonization—for this is the best antidote to the venom of exclusion and racism that threatens France.
A “regional” humanities abandons academia’s tepid globalism, and confronts local oppressions like prisons, schools, housing, and the police.
Many landowners view themselves as environmental stewards. But can the environment ever be protected within the frame of private property?
Within western poetry, women writers of color—and their lived experiences—are not nearly as recognized nor represented as their white peers.
Few know the film—the first feature-length film by a West African director—was based on a real-life incident, a real tragedy lost in colonial archives.
In both World Wars, France used West African “colonial conscripts.” Deployed on the front lines, they were often the first to be killed.
The United States originates in settler colonialism, slavery, empire, and a long history of giving refuge to some while refusing refuge to others.
History, Ann Stoler showed, is not just political action, disconnected from daily domestic acts. Intimate relations are worthy of serious study.
The humanities can reveal the truth of the world’s crises, everything from contagions like the pandemic to apocalypses like right-wing violence.
In responding to COVID, how should research libraries use the opportunity to tackle the ongoing crisis of postcoloniality?
How has data been used to organize labor, and how do we make ourselves visible to data-centric systems?
Opposition to imperialism unites the struggles of our times. To recognize empire is to take a necessary step towards a more just world.
Throughout its history, residents of Haiti, especially those of African descent, imagined and created their own possibilities for new social worlds.
“Just do something. Just do something. Just a very small thing. I’m not an ideological person, really.”
White South Africans used wildlife conservation to build a narrative as a race. Unfortunately, this pursuit came at the expense of Africans.
“There are two ways of reading Black invisibility and one of them is futuristic.”
What to do with Confederate statues in the US South? Martinique didn’t just destroy its colonial-era statues—it rebuilt them into something else.